I have a little Havanese dog and she is about the sweetest thing in the world. Unfortunately, whenever she is given a bone with meat on it, she will not let you come near her and will bite your hand off if you try. It's so weird because for her it's COMPLETELY out of character. The second the bone is gone, she's sweet as can be.
I don't even try to take her bone away, yesterday, I was just petting/scratching her while she was chewing her bone by the couch and she growled at me and then bit me (not hard enough to break skin or anything, but still).
Is this normal for all dogs? I haven't been a dog owner for too terribly long and she doesn't get bones often. Weird thing is she doesn't do this with anything else, no other food, treat or toy.
I'm kind of worried and I think I'm going to stop giving her bones because I have a cat too, who is very curious.