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Whats the best thing to do if your dog bites you

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If your obviously not mistreating your dog, but your own dog bites you,
what's the best thing to do?

My friend has a moody dog that bit his wife and another friend of his.

Should he put the dog to sleep, given that the dog is turning on members of the family? I know this is common practice in the rural South.

Please help.

In both cases, the dog was being pet when he attacked.
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One thing that comes to my mind...has this dog had any type of aggression problems before? In the first instance, the dog is looking for food and the owner bends over it and pets it. In the second, the dog is told to move from a particular spot.

If Chloe wants to be left alone, she won't hesitate to warn you off and you have a space up about two seconds to head that warning or she chomps by your hand. I shudder to think of how she is going to be when she is old, has joint problems, and is loosing her senses.
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