Q. How can I get my possessive dog to stop biting and being terrible to my fiancé?

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A. If the dog is intact, have it spayed or neutered ASAP. Slowly acclimate him/her to your fiancé. Have your fiancé feed and walk the dog using basic obedience commands (sit, stay, heel/wait). Use praise and small rewards as he/she progresses. The use of pheromone collars or sprays may also help to ease any anxiety or fear. A consult with a trainer or behaviorist is always recommended.

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