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|Thu, 05-29-2014 - 12:55pm|
Our little 11 lb dog is very jealous of the baby. The problem started when Fynn became mobile. Until then, the dog was quite happy to check her out when Fynn was in her chair or exersaucer. So we thought the problem was another 4 legged creature when Fynn started crawling. Well she is walking constantly & we still have a serious issue. Dog adores Noah & always has been his dog when he is around. In fact, we have the opposite issue. We have to be careful as she will bark & try to defend Noah if she thinks someone is a threat to him.
Dog started with growling at the baby. We were told to ignore this behaviour and reward when she was nice to baby. Baby handles this reward herself as the dog loves to clean up anything baby drops on floor so once Fynn realizes this she drops more food. Now the dog is growling & snapping at the baby. She has been close enough to bite but hasn't done this yet. Fynn thinks it's funny and goes running back to dog as soon as we remove her. She isn't afraid at all. She wants to be with the dog. Right now the dog is in the playpen growling & barking.
Suggestions please as right now I'm worried that I have to get rid of the dog which would break my heart as she is my baby. Right now our strategy is to keep the baby & dog separated but the dog will continue to bark non stop. She doesn't stop unless she is with me which is hard as I'm babysitting the baby.