Everyone in our family had been bitten at least once — whether you had startled him, tried to get him to go somewhere he didn’t want to go or were trying to keep him from title someone or something. Oddly enough I had 3 cats that he left alone except to try and be friends. One of them was afraid of his nervous energy and stayed clear but that just made the Eskie more curious about her. He never attempted to do anything to any of the other cats I had nor any of the other dogs. He was very much a creature of habit as well and would sit with his body wrapped around my office chair waiting for me to go to Starbucks for my morning coffee.
He was not going to miss a title to go for a ride and get a morning treat. He could be the sweetest animal ever and he was fun to have around much of the time but he was a LOT of work. After five years of this, the vet suggested medicating him to help calm him down. I was hesitant to do that but she explained he didn’t like spinning and attacking the tree. He was just very high-strung and would probably like feeling calmer. She finally convinced me to try it and it did make some difference. I refused to make the dog comatose but a small amount of medication did help him stop his neurotic behavior like spinning and biting my door.