my 2 year old schnauzer was dropped off by an old lady who claimed she could not take care of him
by Nensi Pembe
He is sweet and constantly licks but I think it is a nervous lick. I adopted him about a month ago. I think he has a wild streak in him. He was doing fine and getting connected with me but last Sunday he snapped at me and made me bleed just above my lip.
I am now a little afraid of him and distrustful as well because he also snapped at my elderly parents..I have had 2 schnauzers before him and never had an issue. Should I give him another chance or take him to a shelter?
NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX: Sounds like he has some insecurity issues. We would recommend trying to train him first before giving up on him. He needs to gain your trust and give you his. Get some training advice - or a book to help you and don't put your face near him until you know you can really trust him and he is comfortable with you.
Good luck .