I can't really say because I had him as an only dog. He was great with other dogs on the beach when we went out. He's in a household now with (I think) five other Bods and seems to be doing fine. If you know someone who may be interested, I can get more info for you from the foster home.How is he with other dogs @Emily_Babbelhund ? Does he play nicely with them or is he a bit stroppy?
No, it's really down to pain or some issue in his hindquarters. He was doing some nipping due to behavioural issues he was having with his original adopter, but the foster mum made a distinction between that (which had already improved it sounds like) and her getting bitten after she touched his hindquarters. She knew it was a reaction to pain which is why she took him to the vet.Did the foster mum surprise him in some way?
Yes, have just finished having a FB chat with Miry and we both agree that there really has to be some medical issue. Toby did a lot of things with me - he's no super easy dog - but nipping or biting was not one of them. He's the opposite: just wanted to be held all day long.I’d be pushing for more vet checks, too. If it’s sudden and out of character, I would want to investigate that avenue further.
However when pressed, his original adopter said he'd had the same back end issue with her. I suspect that he was injured at some point after his arrival in the UK - likely unbeknownst to her - and has now had a long time to learn how to protect himself. Poor guy.
So our next step will be to try to get the foster mum to see another vet or specialist.
Aww, I do appreciate the thought. He's such a fun little guy but you are right - not a good fit with your bunch. Besides, you've got enough nails to trim.I’d take him in a minute if the twins were better with other dogs. I think another might just push them over the edge!