So this is a first. My dog bit me. Everything was calm on my end, and everything seemed calm on his end.
I was trying to put him outside for when my fiance came home so my fiance could come in and take off him shoes and stuff and not be jumped on (we are working on down right now and I wasn't particularly feeling well enough to do the training, my back still hurts, and I am passing a 7+mm kidney stone). I called him to come to the back door, he didn't move so I moved a little closer (because I was being blocked by the table) so he could see me signal to him and he started over, and was heading toward his crate. I just said This way buddy, pointed with one hand, and put my other hand on his side lightly to guide him in the direction and he turned and bit me.
Of course my first reaction isn't to move it was to stand perfectly still, and just grab him and close my eyes. He bit me a good 3-4 times, and only stopped when I finally had the courage to move and pin him on his side and yell STOP STOP STOP STOP.
For some reason instinctively I just grab whats hurting me, I really don't know why, I just always have. Its not just with the dog, its with most things.
I'm not like leaning over top of him when I try to lead him or put a collar on to go outside, I'm standing next to or in front, and bending down at the knees and coming to his level, which is what you are supposed to do, right? I'm reaching out fairly slow, he doesn't stare, put his ears back, tilt his head down, refuse to look at me, growl, whine, or anything. He seems happy, and normal.
I'm not getting mad, or frustrated, in fact my mood was completely neutral. And after, if anything, my feelings were hurt and I was sad, not being angry.
It seems to be a trend though and happening more frequently that he doesn't want to go outside. I can't have him peeing indoors and I can't have him biting me when I try and leash/collar him to bring him out for what ever reason, weather its too pee or to play. Most times I'm just like fine whatever don't come play with me then, but when I feel like I really need him outside seems to be the times that he is the hardest, and I don't know what to do. Luring with treats hasn't been working either since he doesn't really take interested when I am trying to get him to work with me lately.
I don't know why he is biting me.
Generally he has seemed distant from me for over a week. He loves loves loves everyone else. But he wont play with me, wont take food from me, like today I put out food and has has refused to eat it all day but if my fiance puts out the same food he will eat right away, ignores my commands (sit, stay, lay, drop it, leave it, etc) and generally seems like he doesn't like me anymore. But he is completely fine with everyone else.
Does he just not like me? I'm not mean to him, if anything I dote on him constantly, I'm the only person that ever offers to play with him, before he started being distant we were like two peas in a pod, inseparable, we did everything together. He was all around happy with me.
My fiance said give him a few more weeks see if he comes back around, but if he doesn't we are probably going to end up re-homing him. Which is really sad because before this last week, we were doing great together.
Other than re-homing him I don't know what to do. I can't afford a trainer right now. I don't want to re-home him, when he seemed close, I really loved him, and I still love him. It makes me really sad to think it might be one of my better options.