Adolescent Dog Snapped At Baby

I wrote to you some months in the past and by no means write once more, this because I did now not have any hassle with my dog until now and this is case of retaining the dog or giving her away.

Last week the canine (9 months now), growled to my 2 year vintage daughter and to my wife too when she tried to correct her after the action. They have been watching TV and it looks as if my daughter approached her face to the dog, she has done this before with out this type of reaction and remaining night time she puppy her on her returned and the canine pull her lips up like if she became prepared to bite.

She never growls to anybody and he or she is very pleasant and some instances very submissive with people and other puppies.

I’m wondering that that is some thing to do with my daughter’s stature, she is a dwarf and I guess the canine looks at her as lower level because she is definitely smaller than the dog.

I read the e book attempting to find something to do but I see you endorse a expert recommendation.

I do not want to risk the protection of my daughter or wife, if there is some thing I can strive which you propose I will appreciate.

Thank you
Guillermo Rodriguez

Dear Guillermo:

I could be cautious approximately letting your daughter be across the dog at this age, but… I would no longer suggest getting rid of the dog if…

1. You recognize that extra than probable, based on what you’ve told me, you do not have a bad dog. What you have visible could be very not unusual among young dogs. They are attaining children and are checking out out their position within the p.C.. They are experimenting with new behaviors to look what sort of response it’ll elicit from the relaxation of the %. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD ENDANGER YOUR CHILD, but as a substitute that you need to preserve a totally near eye on the 2 always.

She’ll probable do this behavior a pair extra times. When it happens, it need to be met with a no-nonsense, extraordinarily company correction. (See page forty five and web page 174) You should `psych` her into believing that if she tries to damage you or every other member of the % once more, then you will kill her. Make her in no way, EVER want to even THINK approximately trying this kind of behavior once more.

2. Let me repeat, that is a completely not unusual conduct amongst younger puppies. However, your child’s protection comes first. I might now not let a young toddler of this age be in direct contact with a canine, period. Regardless of the canine.

Please allow me know if there may be some thing you do not understand.

That’s eager about now, oldsters!

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