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A pure Maltese 2 years old She follows me everywhere even to bathroom and sleeps with me
But she will turn on me If I go near her treat. she never was abused. Just loved to much.what do I do when she bites me.
Very upset Dog Mom.
 

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What you've described is called resource guarding. Your dog can be de-conditioned for this response with diligent training on your part. Search for resource guarding online for suggestions, but my best suggestion is to find a certified trainer (not a big box store trainer) who can show you how to reduce this behavior. If it's been going on her entire life, it may take a while so you will need to be patient with her throughout the process.

It's important to not punish your pup for growling or even nipping - your pup is warning you or others to stay away, and if you punish the warning signs, they will learn to suppress the warning and just go for a hard bite.

Good luck!
 
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