my dog bit me?

asked 2018-04-04 01:30:50 -0500

My dog, Alice, is almost 4 now. The entire 4 years i’ve owned her, she has NEVER bit me or someone else on purpose. Until a week ago, she was misbehaving and as i was going to reach for her, she bit me and started showing me her teeth. Thankfully, it wasn’t a bad bite where i bled, but it definitely wasn’t just a quick nip. Then last night she was on the couch and i was trying to get her up so we could go to bed. I use a strategy where i put my hand underneath her and she usually gets up. But she’s a beagle which means she very stubborn so it takes a little while for her to get up. This time though she wouldnt budge and as i pulled my hand out from under her, she bit me again. Alice has never been aggressive. She’s always been very kind and loving to everyone.

so my question is, what’s making her suddenly want to bite? Is she going to become an aggressive, mean dog?

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answered 2018-04-20 22:07:45 -0500

People still believe in that mumbo jumbo alpha crap? Lol ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I definitely suggest getting her checked out by a vet. She could be in pain. Early stages of arthritis maybe? :/ Rule out health issues, and then contact a behavioral trainer.

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answered 2018-04-21 16:12:35 -0500

Definitively visit your vet and tell him/her what happened in this case. It could be a health problem/pain she's experiencing and you poked her in her belly.
Dogs don't suddenly turn into "mean dogs". Good luck! Let us know.

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answered 2018-04-13 15:20:31 -0500

A few different things can cause sudden changes in behaviors. She could be in pain or have a health issue going on. other times it could be an dominance issue. She may have stopped seeing you as alpha. But when there is a sudden change in behaviors like this. A vet consultation should always be the first step to assure there is no major health concern.

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