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I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Fender. Fender is 4 years old I have had him since he was 16 weeks old. He is a very loving dog and I mean overly lovey. He will walk up to anyone roll over on to his back and want them to rub his belly.

My girlfriend and I have lived together for the last year and Fender and her had never had a problem up until a month ago. He bit my girlfriend when she was going to put his leash on him. Since then Fender wont come to her when she calls him and if my girlfriend and I are in the living room watching tv Fender is in bedroom. If my girlfriend goes into the bedroom Fender goes to the living room and just last night Fender barked and my girlfriend told him No and he raised his teeth to her. I don't know what type of training I should do or how to fix this problem. I don't want to get rid of my dog but I don't want him to not respect my girlfriend. What do I do?
 

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Personally, I'd ditch the girlfriend 'cuz I'd rather have a dog. (I'm sorry, is my bitter showing?)

Anyway, what precipitated the bite? What exactly was she doing and saying when he bit her. Also, what is your reaction to him when he bites/growls/barks at your girlfriend?
 

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Something happened....either accidental or intentional. While it's not necessary to try and figure out what it was exactly, it is important to know how your GF really feels about Fender. Her emotional state/viewpoint of him travels across the room at lightning speed. If she would rather not be responsible for the walking, care and feeding of Fender, then your problem is solved.
 

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Maybe it's a behavioral problem, but it could also be a medical one, especially since it happened so quickly. Take him to a vet for a check up to see if there is a medical reason, such as thyroid.
 

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Something happened....either accidental or intentional. While it's not necessary to try and figure out what it was exactly, it is important to know how your GF really feels about Fender. Her emotional state/viewpoint of him travels across the room at lightning speed. If she would rather not be responsible for the walking, care and feeding of Fender, then your problem is solved.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Something happened. That's the only thing I can think of that would change the relationship so dramatically, so quickly.

Also, to the OP, I hope you're not serious about getting rid of Fender because he does not like you girlfriend...:eek:

Girlfriends come and go... a dog's love, loyalty and devotion are forever.
 

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I agree that something probably happened. But before you get angry at your GF, realize it may have been as simple as accidentally stepping on his paw. I'll preface my advice with this: I am not a professional trainer, I'm simply a dog owner and lover.

I'd start with having her be "the keeper of the food". Be with her when she's feeding him the first few times, but allow her to feed him. Have her make him sit before she puts his food down. If the three of you go for a walk, have her hold the leash - if she's afraid to put the leash on him, you do it and hand her the leash.

The good news is that he's avoiding her and not showing constant aggression. Buy some yummy treats that only she gives him... something soft, chewy and really tasty - have her give them to him often - he'll come to think of her as a good thing.

Good luck. And please, don't give up your dog for a GF... if nothing you've seen here works, talk to a behaviorist who can see your dog and GF and evaluate the situation.
 
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