|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Thu May 23, '13 4:31am PST |
|First of all, a Cavachon is NOT a breed, it is a mixed breed and, as such, is going to inherit a mixed bag of genes as far as temperament goes. Since these mixes are normally produced by people only concerned with selling the pups, little attention, if any, is paid to the temperament and health of the parents.
However, this sounds like a dog who was improperly socialized and/or not trained at all more so than a temperament issue. I would suggest a consult with a certified veterinary behaviorist, NOT a trainor. Make sure they are certified and ask to see the papers stating thus.
Until you get this sorted out with a behaviorist, it would be wise to keep him in his crate OR another room when guests are present to stop him from reinforcing this behavior. Medication is not going to do anything without training the dog what is acceptable behavior with guests and making sure he isn't being allowed to let it continue.
Biting is a serious issue and by exposing him untrained to more people you are greatly increasing the odds that someone is going to get seriously injured and/or you will be hit with a lawsuit.