05-17-2019, 07:23 PM
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If you cannot find anything medically wrong with your dog Bobby, you may consider using a harness rather than a leash attached to his collar.
I use a harness for my Puma pup that has the clip on the back of the harness, not near her neck. She has no problems with collars, but this harness is great because it goes under her belly, not under her sensitive lil aprmits. And I really like the clip on the back since it never feels like I am pulling at her neck.
I would, as the others here have suggested, double check all areas of his body gently to make sure there is no pain or sensitivity going on to make Sir Bobby bite you. Also test his hearing and vision. Certainly any of things could trigger a dog to become sensitive and decide to bite out of defensiveness or fear or anxiety.
As you are touching him gently to test the areas for pain, I advise you to really, really carefully watch his body language so you can see how he is reacting before he tries to nip or bite you. He may give you warnings, but perhaps you are missing them if you are unfamiliar with dog body language and calming signals.
Good luck. Keep us posted, ok?