Need some tips.
I have a little problem with Odie. He may have such a sweet face, but he's a little grouch. The problem is that one of my nieces, the younger one, used to tease him as a puppy... well, Odie doesn't has much patience with her and shows her his teeth when she goes to pet him, specially if she approaches him when he has some toy or chew... I've tried to train my niece to leave him alone... but you know kids... she wants to pet him even if he's showing her the fierce face. We have tried treats.. my niece petting him while giving him treats and telling him how good he is... and the little *** behaves very very well just when she has food on her hand... when he shows her his teeth, I tell him "no" and he tries very hard to keep a straight face (you can see his lip trembling)... and tell him what of a good boy he is when he lets her pet him. He has no problem with any other person in this household... not even with my other niece, who's just 1 year older.
Now... soon I'll be home, and while at college, he'll be here and my nieces probably will too, since my mom picks them up from school till my sis is out of work...they'll probably want to come play with him and there's no way I can keep him locked, since I have no door in my room... I don't want him biting her while I'm away. I already told her that if he shows her his teeth, to leave him alone... but knowing her as much as I do, I know that she'll be here trying to pet him... She's 12 years old and one would think that she would know better by now... but since she doesn't, does any of you know what I can do with the dog to prevent accidents?