Our Shitzu is the nicest puppy except when we go to reposition him when he is sleeping or dozing off. He growls and bites. How can we effectivly control this behavior before having children?
Answer: My Shitzu's Groutchy Problem
I'm having a bit of a giggle here as Jimbo does the exact same thing to my boyfriend. Only answer is, he allows Jimbo to do it. Jimbo wouldn't dare growl at me in that context. Simply, if pooch growls - he is put on the floor and ignored. I am quite stern with Jimbo when he does it to me on the odd occasion. It's a bit of a dominance thing. Do not allow it to intimidate you. It is simply not allowed.