Last week, bf’s mum went away and bf was at work so Raj was left home alone from 8 in the morning until 6 at night. Well he’s not one for being on his own, he always usually has someone around so he figured out how to use his snout/paws to his advantage and decided to raid the fridge. He ate anything his teeth would open, raw meat, sausages, bacon, chicken, cheese etc. Quite expectedly, the next day he wasn’t his usual chirpy self and he had a bad case of the shits.
That night me and bf went out for a few drinks and when we returned, rather drunk, my bf decided to play with Raj, he didn’t look too amused but being drunk my bf carried on wrestling with him like he usually does. Then all of a sudden I heard a nasty snarl and as I looked over Raj had his teeth clamped around my bf’s hand. Being drunk too it took me a minute to figure out what to do, suddenly I just screamed at him (I didn’t wanna go over in case he turned on me!) I shouted at him to stop and he did, he looked sad, his ears were slicked back like he knew he had done wrong and he skulked off miserably into the other room where I shut the door behind him.
He’s a big dog with a big mouth and sharp teeth so bf’s hand was in a pretty bad state, he’d caught the edge of his finger nail and ripped two teeth marks right down his index finger. He got it checked out at the hospital and they bandaged it all up for him.
When bf’s Mum got home she was devastated, she loves the dog to bits but she says she can’t keep a dog that bites and she’s unsure what to do. People say that once a dog has bitten they’ll do it again… I’m no dog expert so I have no idea what to think. If it was under normal circumstances I’d think he was just nasty but considering his usual temperament and the fact that he wasn’t well and bf was irritating him, how else is a dog supposed to tell you they want you to stop because they don’t feel too good??? This was really out of character for him. Or am I just being soft and making excuses? It’s really nothing to do with me as it’s not even my dog but I really care about him, he’s usually such a sweet animal, but now I can’t help feeling a little edgy around him.
What do you guys think, what would you do if this was your dog under these circumstances?