If your dog's doesn't want to be held, it's important to listen to what your dog is trying to tell you: "I am not comfortable with this type of interaction, so please don't do that!" Your dog may communicate his dislike for being held up in your arms in a variety of ways, the most common being growling, barking or even baring his teeth and biting.
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Some dogs act scared of their water bowls, and the behavior often leaves dog owners baffled. What's wrong with the dog's water bowl? And why do dogs act scared as if their water bowl is their biggest enemy? Last time we checked, water bowls didn't bite, so what's up with these dogs?
Border collies bite children often due to driving instincts that were deeply inculcating in this dog after years of selective breeding. In order to understand this behavior, it helps to take a glimpse back into this breed's history as a herder of sheep in the Anglo-Scottish border.
When puppies bite your legs, you feel their sharp, needle-like teeth and your instinctive reaction is to move away. "More entertainment!" thinks the puppy, as he latches on more in hopes of being dragged for the ride. Jokes aside, the puppy nipping stage may feel like a nightmare to dog owners who are in desperate need of solutions to curb the puppy's relentless biting.
Dogs spit their food generally in two specific scenarios: when something is not right with the food itself or when there is something not right going on with their lives. To get to the source of the problem, you may have to carefully evaluate in what context the behavior occurs and whether there's a problem with the foods you are offering.