Adolescent Dog Snapped At Baby

I wrote to you some months ago and in no way write once more, this due to the fact I did no longer have any trouble with my dog till now and this is case of preserving the canine or giving her away.

Last week the canine (9 months now), growled to my 2 yr vintage daughter and to my wife too when she tried to correct her after the movement. They had been looking TV and it looks like my daughter approached her face to the canine, she has accomplished this before without this form of response and last night she pet her on her again and the dog pull her lips up like if she was geared up to bite.

She by no means growls to all and sundry and she could be very friendly and a few instances very submissive with humans and different dogs.

I’m wondering that that is some thing to do with my daughter’s stature, she is a dwarf and I wager the dog looks at her as lower stage due to the fact she is honestly smaller than the canine.

I read the e-book looking for something to do but I see you advocate a professional recommendation.

I do not want to threat the protection of my daughter or spouse, if there is something I can strive which you suggest I will recognize.

Thank you
Guillermo Rodriguez

Dear Guillermo:

I might be careful about letting your daughter be across the canine at this age, however… I could no longer suggest putting off the dog if…

1. You recognize that extra than probable, primarily based on what you’ve got told me, you do not have a awful dog. What you have visible could be very commonplace amongst younger dogs. They are reaching youngsters and are trying out out their role in the percent. They are experimenting with new behaviors to peer what type of reaction it will elicit from the relaxation of the p.C.. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD ENDANGER YOUR CHILD, but rather that you need to preserve a totally close eye on the two always.

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

2. Let me repeat, that is a totally common behavior among younger dogs. However, your child’s safety comes first. I would not allow a younger baby of this age be in direct contact with a canine, duration. Regardless of the dog.

Please allow me recognise if there’s some thing you do no longer apprehend.

That’s all in favour of now, folks!
Adam

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