Ive had an email from someone looking for advice on her sisters dog. 10 month old entire westie male. For a couple of months now he has had a bit of a temper on him and recently bit her face quite badly. He growls if you try and make him do anything, he use to sleep in the kitchen but now she is scared he is going to turn on her so she lets him do what he wants.... sleep in the middle of there bed and growls and barks most of the night! I told her to get him to the vet for a check over, get in touch with an APBC behaviourist and meanwhile to leave a lightweight lead on him in the house so she can move him. She's had him at the vets and he can't see anything wrong with him, but have advised to have his 'wee op' done. They put a light lead on him and he keeps chewing it. I said to get one of the cheap crappy chain leads from poundshop and if she is really scared of being bitten then get a basket muzzle fitted. Told her to make sure doors are closed so he cannot get up the stairs, don't let him on the furniture etc and at night, use the lead to put him in the kitchen and leave him to it... it might take a good few sleepless nights but to just ignore him. I've said I will go and see them on monday to give them some pointers in training and how to deal with him meanwhile (although I cannot be certain they will get a behaviourist but I will say again that I strongly advise it) Now I am not one for the whole dominance theory stuff... but it does sound like this little man has been getting used to having his own way and wants it all his way or no way. She has said if it continues she will have to rehome him and personally I don't think it fair to pass on a dog with problems and I certainly couldn't rehome a dog who had bitten my face to anyone. If anyone has anything else that might be helpful?