Thanks for the dog input
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|Fri, 06-27-2014 - 11:13am|
Sorry for the delay in responding but my ipad wasn't working with ivillage these last weeks. Had to wait until I got home to my laptop to post this. My original dog help post seemed to be duplicated within its self & the edits I did never worked. Then my 2 thank you notes in the post didn't take, grrrr.
Anyhow, I had totally forgot about a muzzle. I don't like them but it's better than having to get rid of the dog, so she wears one when the baby is out & about. The problem is definitely jealously. The dog is fine with the baby, will go up to her to be petted & lick her hand as long as I'm not around. The min I am in the room then she starts growling & snapping at the baby. She will jump at the baby if I pick her up. Unfortunately, neither of them are learning their lessons. When the muzzle is on, the dog feels submissive & baby runs to pet her but loves to grab her nose. The muzzle doesn't go on until the dog growls & snaps at baby. Neither of them seem to get the message to stay away. Advantage is that I'm getting lost of exercise running after the baby & moving her telling her no, no. She knows it is wrong as she will laugh and run for the dog so it has become a game. So I have started time outs with her.
It's going to be a long 2 1/2 wks as I have brought the kids back home. DH wasn't enjoying the single life but I'm not sure he will like the invasion of the kids much more. I miss my own home & bed. It's great being with the kids but very exhausting. They will return home for a week and their other grandparents will come each day. Then apparently, I will go back down while Noah goes to camp for a week. Still working on the rest of the summer. I love this special time with the kids but I am missing my own life. Didn't realize I had one, lol. We will see about changing this to 3 days a wk come the fall.