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Old 11-18-2012, 06:40 PM
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Glad baby girl is fine. She is such an adorable little pumpkin, you lucky mama.
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Remember she is a dog and I treat mine the same for food guarding as I would a large dog and work with her and never give in, we forget that we need to treat them like other dogs not just our babies, so hard cause chi's are soooo cute!


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Thanks ladies. I know what needs to be done and already started making changes. Thanks for the support!


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I'm sure you can work things out to prevent this happening again. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful.
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I understand, and I am glad you are dealing with it but human kids come before fur kids in our house.
Some people here would be bothered by that statement but we had to rehome a dog for aggression & biting towards our children.
I realize your situation may not be as severe but it's prudent to be cautious as ours started out just like yours.

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Kitty, I agree that the human kids have to come first, but Chloe is only a puppy and I think she deserves a chance to learn that biting anyone, especially children, is forbidden.
I had to have my elderly JRT put to sleep when my daughter was born, partly because he had health issues, but also because he would never have been safe around a baby. My sister was in a similar situation when her daughter was born, her dog now lives with our parents.
I do think that a puppy who bites because it thinks that it is higher in the pecking order than a young child can be taught differently though. If Chloe is respectful to adults, she just needs to be taught that children rank more highly than her, and therefore deserve the same level of respect as well.
Certain situations will need to be avoided, such as being allowed high-value treats, and under no circumstances should the dog (any dog IMO) be left alone with a child, ever. I do think the OP is aware of this and is prepared to make the necessary changes and put the work in regarding training.
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Kitty, I agree that the human kids have to come first, but Chloe is only a puppy and I think she deserves a chance to learn that biting anyone, especially children, is forbidden.
I had to have my elderly JRT put to sleep when my daughter was born, partly because he had health issues, but also because he would never have been safe around a baby. My sister was in a similar situation when her daughter was born, her dog now lives with our parents.
I do think that a puppy who bites because it thinks that it is higher in the pecking order than a young child can be taught differently though. If Chloe is respectful to adults, she just needs to be taught that children rank more highly than her, and therefore deserve the same level of respect as well.
Certain situations will need to be avoided, such as being allowed high-value treats, and under no circumstances should the dog (any dog IMO) be left alone with a child, ever. I do think the OP is aware of this and is prepared to make the necessary changes and put the work in regarding training.

Absoultly, Thank you.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:29 PM
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I seem to feel a bit different about this than the most of you but for me a dog with a treat/bone/food and a child being close by is a NO GO. Whenever a dog has food kids should be told to give them their space. They should preferably have their bone in their own bed as that should be their own space. I find it a bit irresponsible to actually have a child and a dog with his bone on the same bean bag. :-/
Of course it wasn't right for her to snap at your child but I think it would have been just a matter of time for it to happen. It's like one of the major rules for children to leave a dog alone when having food.
I know an owner should be able to take a bone of the dog BUT I feel that there is no situation EVER for a child to have to do so (I know she didn't but I am just saying in general as it seems that ppl think even she should be able to).
That's just my opinion though.
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