My shin tzu has alays been aggressive and grumpy, he's getting worse with age and recently bit my dad, What should we do?

by Adriana Melo
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada )

He growls when anyone tries to touch him or pick him up. He has never liked getting

picked up but recently we can't even pet him. He snarks furiously at the neighbors dog and even bites the fence.

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Apr 05, 2012
grumpy dog
by: Karen

One of the first things I would do, is get him checked out at the vet, to make sure he has nothing physical going on.

I had a shihtzu that did the same thing & he had to put down at the age of 7, as he really bit someone very badly.

hope this helps.

Jul 14, 2014
I'm having the same issue
by: Heather

Thank you for posting my 7 year old female has become aggressive and biting me. I have had her since 8 weeks old and she has never been mistreated..in fact, I spoil her.

She has also bitten my mother and attacked my daughters 3 year old shih tzu. I will definitely call my veterinarian in the morning and get her a physical to see if anything is going on.

I'm at my wits end and it is upsetting for me because she has always been my best companion. I love her so much all I can do is cry

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