Adolescent Dog Snapped At Baby

I wrote to you some months ago and in no way write again, this due to the fact I did now not have any trouble with my canine until now and that is case of preserving the dog or giving her away.

Last week the canine (nine months now), growled to my 2 yr old daughter and to my wife too while she tried to accurate her after the motion. They had been watching TV and it seems like my daughter approached her face to the canine, she has accomplished this earlier than with out this kind of reaction and last night she pet her on her back and the dog pull her lips up like if she turned into prepared to chunk.

She by no means growls to each person and he or she may be very friendly and a few times very submissive with human beings and different puppies.

I’m thinking that that is some thing to do with my daughter’s stature, she is a dwarf and I wager the dog appears at her as decrease stage because she is truely smaller than the canine.

I read the ebook searching for something to do but I see you advise a expert advice.

I don’t want to chance the protection of my daughter or wife, if there’s some thing I can attempt that you advocate I will respect.

Thank you
Guillermo Rodriguez

Dear Guillermo:

I might be careful about letting your daughter be across the dog at this age, however… I might now not advocate getting rid of the dog if…

1. You understand that extra than likely, based totally on what you have advised me, you don’t have a bad canine. What you’ve visible could be very common amongst young puppies. They are attaining kids and are trying out out their role within the p.C.. They are experimenting with new behaviors to look what sort of reaction it will elicit from the relaxation of the p.C.. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD ENDANGER YOUR CHILD, however as a substitute which you need to hold a completely near eye on the two at all times.

She’ll possibly do this behavior a pair extra times. When it takes place, it must be met with a no-nonsense, extremely firm correction. (See page forty five and page 174) You have to `psych` her into believing that if she tries to harm you or another member of the p.C. Once more, then you may kill her. Make her in no way, EVER need to even THINK approximately trying this kind of conduct again.

2. Let me repeat, this is a completely common conduct among young puppies. However, your toddler’s protection comes first. I could now not let a younger infant of this age be in direct contact with a canine, length. Regardless of the canine.

Please permit me know if there is something you do not recognize.

That’s considering now, oldsters!

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