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My dog nipped my baby?

My dog nipped my baby? Topic: Case skinning a bear head
June 16, 2019 / By Adeno
Question: I have a 4 year old Shiz Tsu and a 10 month old baby. Because my baby has started crawling and pulling himself up, the dog started growling and bearing her teeth at him. I scold the dog profusely! This week the dog was sitting on the couch and the baby the baby was calling the couch edge walking along it. When he got near the dog she nipped his hand . She didn't break the skin but she got him and he cried. I love my dog and don't wan to get rid of her, but I'm afraid it will keep getting worse. What should I do?? Can I have serious answers only please? The dog didn't bite the face off my kid and like I said, didn't even draw blood or leave a mark. I don't have time for answers form people with nothing better to do with their day then leave idiot remarks. To the morons who think I would choose my dog over my baby- Can you get your heads out of your asses?? Obviously I would choose my baby you idiots! These forums are to find out opinions and possible solutions from people who may have had a similar problem (in case you're too stupid to know....) Thanks to those who actually tried to help, its appreciated :)
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Stella Stella | 2 days ago
Keep a good eye on them both. Tell the dog off when she gets rough with the baby. NEVER leave them alone together. Keep them apart at least until the baby gets older. There is no need to get rid of the dog if you are pro-active enough to watch them both and keep them apart when necessary. Perhaps the dog is feeling jealous and needs some of your attention?
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Stella Originally Answered: My dog nipped my baby?
Keep a good eye on them both. Tell the dog off when she gets rough with the baby. NEVER leave them alone together. Keep them apart at least until the baby gets older. There is no need to get rid of the dog if you are pro-active enough to watch them both and keep them apart when necessary. Perhaps the dog is feeling jealous and needs some of your attention?

Queen Queen
I have a dog (a dachshund) and a 9 month old. I get worried to sometimes now that my son is on the go but so far they get along great. And I know they say smaller dogs aren't great with babies so it worries me sometimes but I am always right around my son when he is on the floor and the dog is in the same room. Dogs often show signs of frustration before something happening, like growling or their tail will stop wagging. My dog has done neither of those yet. But if this has happend once in your home chances are it could again and It could be worse and your lucky it wasn't. My suggestions would be to get baby gates. If you are allowing your child to roam around, keep the dog away from the baby. At least until the baby is older and he knows better not to grab at the dog, pull tails, get in it's face..ect. The dog is obviously jealous and that happens when a new baby comes into the house and takes away from the dog getting all of your attention so also try to give your dog some one on one time so he/she knows they are still loved and maybe some family time with both like lots walks and trips to the park so they both know that they are apart of each others lives now. good luck!
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Meadow Meadow
Sorry but once the dog shows aggression towards the child it's not just going to magically stop. If you can keep the dog in a separate part of the house so she can't bite the baby then do that. If not I'd suggest getting rid of the dog. Sure she didn't break skin this time but what happens if she does next time? You'll be kicking yourself for not doing something about it. I love my dogs and I feel like the two of them are my kids, but honestly if either of them nipped at my daughter I wouldn't even give it a second thought, they'd be gone in a heart beat.
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Lavena Lavena
Aside from answer #2, I think these are serious answers. Everyone is telling you that you need to choose your baby over your dog. I'm sorry, I'm an animal lover too, I have 2 cats and my hubby and I talekd about it when I was pregnant and said if either cat ever bit the baby, we'd get rid of it. I know you love your dog, but she nipped his hand! that is uncalled for! next will be the baby's face. do the right thing.
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Jocelin Jocelin
If i were you i would keep them separated. that way the dog feels secure and the baby feels secure. like you could section off a part or a whole room with gates for the baby and the dog wouldn't be allowed in that room or area. At least till your son is older and then maybe at that time you could reintroduce the two in hopes for better results. But know that at the time of introduction showing teeth and even a slight growl is a sign of aggression. if it happens separate immediately
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Jocelin Originally Answered: Having a baby while in college?
Take the classes regardless. Having a child is an appropriate medical excuse and can be supported by your doctor. This is the third time I am pregnant and in university. Finally finished in april so I am very relieved. Its possible, just talk to program head. Make sure you have all arrangements in place once baby comes!

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