Q. What would make my ten year old male chow bite me while correcting his behavior? He was chewing at his paw and I told him no and to stop licking,
A. Often times when dogs become fixated at chewing or licking themselves they can become irritated if we intervene in their actions, especially if the paw is painful and your dog is trying to soothe himself. I would recommend placing a cone on him to prevent him from chewing the paw. If this behavior continues, it is important to have him seen by a veterinarian as the paw may be injured.