I messed up bad and now I'm not sure what to do or how to act.
Last night Bear got 1/3 of a carrot and he ran off to the couch. I made the stupid stupid mistake of reaching down to move the carrot (and by result move Bear) and with no warning (no bitty face, no growl, nothing) he grabbed by hand, sliced open my finger then went back to the carrot. It happened lightening quick and I didn't realize what had happened for a second or two. Then came the blood and the pain.
I didn't do any correction or punishment because I was crying and running for the kitchen sink. It was a bad cut. My husband freaked out because I was hurt and picked up the puppy (not rough or harsh or mean) and put him in his crate while he tended to me. I bleed for about 30 mins with constant pressure. We cleaned me up and bandaged my finger and sat down so I could calm down. I was pretty hysterical throughout the process, crying from the pain.
I realize this was MY MISTAKE. But I want to make sure this NEVER happens again.
This morning, I'm hesitant around him with toys in his mouth and around food.
I hand fed him this morning w/o incident.
What should I do from here on out?
How do I make sure he understands that the food comes from me?
Thanks for listening and I appreciate your advice.
Ps this was the first and only time I've ever messed with his food. I normally train him with it or leave him alone to eat. And yes I accept full responsibility for what happened. It was my fault. Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App