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Hey everyone! I have an 8 month old doodle named Maggie who we have trouble with on and off with behavior, but nothing terrible. The last problem we had was that she would have out of control night time behavior, nipping and clawing and such, which has been completely resolved thanks to Jo Bill’s wonderful advice of giving her a bedtime. We now put her to bed at 9:00, and we havent had a single problem in weeks! So, Im coming back to this trusted source because today we had an awful incident, and I am hoping that someone will see something that I am not seeing. This afternoon, I baked a cake for my husband before I left with the kids to run some errands. I left it on the counter to cool and when my husband came into the kitchen a bit later to ice it, she had devoured about half of it and was still at it. He yelled for her to get down and she ran from him and took off upstairs and when he bent down to pick her up to she bit him on the hand, and he definitely needs stitches. I dont know what to do. He is furious, and rightly so. He has never done anything but be good to her, and she loves him normally, unless he tells her no or scolds her. Then she barks at him, but never ever has shown any kind of aggression to him or anyone else. I have never had a dog that has shown any kind of aggression whatsoever, so I am at a loss as to what I can do to get back to where we were before today. Obviously, I know that we need to get a plan to keep her off the counters, but we thought we had her broke of that until today, so I am interested in any ideas yall may have about that too. I am just at a loss!!!
Thank you so much for listening and hearing me out. I dont know what to do, and I am heartbroken for my poor husband and Maggie because I dont know what the problem is or how to fix it.