I’ll bare you the boring details but I’ve met a new lady with a Shitzoo (Biff) a couple of times now. He seems friendly, a little yapping but is happy to greet me and get a scratch on the head even though I’m technically a stranger. He’s only met me 2/3 times for short amount of time. Yesterday I bought food round. He was interested but generally good, had a sniff but didn’t disturb the bag. Anyway the dog was led on the sofa near the food, where we wanted to sit and eat. When we tried to coax him off he didn’t move, just stared around blankly. I eventually went to nudge him on the shoulder to get him to move and he bit me. It didn’t break the skin but it hurt. It was a bit of a shock as I barely touched him (in fact I think he may of snapped even if I just petted him) I just wanted opinions what you would do in this situation or similar? My friend (who knows the dog a little better) said no and then started scratching him on the head, which to me is reinforcing the behaviour..? I didn’t feel that I could do anything about it, because he wasn’t my dog and I really don’t know enough about the best way to handle the situation?