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15 pound 12yr old diabetic, blind and overly defensive.

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15 pound 12yr old...

15 pound 12yr old diabetic, blind and overly defensive.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry the dog has that. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Schnuggles, 12 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Schnuggles?

He will nip at anyone but me that goes near him.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Training
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Dog Trainer: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
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Dog Trainer: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Has Schnuggles always acted this way or is this newly developed since the onset of blindness and diabetes?

What protocols have been taken, if any, to alert him that he's about to be touched by someone?

Does he have any place he can be where no one touches or disturbs him?

Does growling occur beforehand or does he simply bite once touched?

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