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Male Join date : 2010-12-22
Location : Portland, OR

PostSubject: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:18 am

Bodhi is completely a love dog- enthusiastic and affectionate,
Except today.
He never has had a rawhide, but our vet gave us one to try.
He said it was OK as long as we watched him.

I was in the other room. My wife was knitting with Bodhi at her feet.
Bodhi was working on the rawhide and she accidentally stepped on it.
I heard her yell, so I came in.
He had snapped at her.
"Pick up the rawhide, but don't get your face near him," she said.
I looked down. Bodhi's face was contorted into a mask of a wolf about to attack.

I kicked the rawhide to the other side of the room, grabbed his muzzle and yelled at him.
If I didn't have his muzzle in my hand, I think he would have bitten me.

Two minutes later, he was his usual waggy tailed self.

What was that all about? Advice please...
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Male Join date : 2009-07-15

PostSubject: Re: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:24 am

Something new and something not to have again.
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Female Join date : 2011-08-25
Location : Santa Cruz, California

PostSubject: Re: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:37 am

Sounds like he got overly possessive; my Lab couldn't have rawhide for this reason, she would completely loose her mind and even growl and snap at flies buzzing around her head... and it was only rawhide that made her act that way. Suspect

Kale gets tense with rawhide, he's never growled or snapped but his silence and the way he side glances at me makes me nervous, so I avoid it. If the rawhide is apart of a toy then he's fine, but by itself... NOPE! lol
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Female Join date : 2011-07-24
Location : Los Angeles

PostSubject: Re: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:12 pm

I've heard that happens to a lot of people - either with rawhides or raw bones. Chili growled at me once 3 weeks after we got him and I stepped up the NILIF at that point - I know it was very disturbing for your wife but please have her continue to be the boss around him.
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Female Join date : 2010-10-01
Location : Miami,FL

PostSubject: Re: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:17 pm

Kody gets tense too, but lets me take any bone that he has. He might hold onto it for dear life, but won't snap at all. Mya, yep, can't touch her or her bone! I try not to give them any bones for this reason, but sometimes I feel bad and budge Rolling Eyes
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Male Join date : 2010-12-22
Location : Portland, OR

PostSubject: Re: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:06 pm

Yeah, we figured out that he doesn't get rawhides anymore.

Have fun camping this weekend.
It's kind of hard to conceive of your warm weather.
It's 28 degrees here this morning.
I'm going back and forth about taking Bodhi skijoring.
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Female Join date : 2010-10-05
Location : Roanoke, VA

PostSubject: Re: Bodhi the Predator   Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:27 pm

nikki is very tense around rawhides. only rawhides/raw bones. i've worked with her and had her long enough that i can grab it from her if i need to but if there are any other dogs around there is no way she's getting one. the puppy has no idea about boundaries. guarding is, unfortunately, a natural dog instinct. sorry this happened but i agree with stepping up NILIF method with him, worked wonders with nikki
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