LMM wrote:Please go have her head area x-rayed just because of that bump. This post brings back awful memories for me. We had a puppy that came from Mexico and acted the exact same way whenever anyone got in her face or tried to cuddle her. She also had a bump (showed up much later as her bones healed and fused). We always wondered why she didn't act exactly puppy-ish but we didn't realize anything was seriously wrong until one day she started stumbling around a bit. We thought maybe she had a bad ear infection and her equilibrium was off.
Turns out her mother corrected her about 6 weeks earlier. We do know mom killed her sister around that time frame, however we didn't think anything happened to Nena at the time. The jaw was the least of our problems. She had 3 fractures in her neck and her vertebrae were starting to compress on her spine as she grew.
TheRedQueen wrote:Do not, do not, do not give a correction or punishment for this behavior. My foster, Gibbs, came to me in the same state...he had actually drawn blood on a teenager's face. We worked hands-off, lots of clicker and treats for good behavior and handling. He had to earn everything...NILIF all the way.
Do not allow people to get in her face right now, you want her introductions to people to be GOOD right now, it's a critical time for her socialization.
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