Babies and dogs-Opinion please

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by showpug, May 17, 2005.

  1. becca_4321

    becca_4321 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I babysat my grandkids tonight, my grand-daughter who is a year and a half will flop on Princess, tackle her to give her tight hard hugs, ect. Well she wants to hug Gracie who is only 9 wks old real hard. We have only had Gracie a few days so she is not at all use to this and I am seeing that Gracie gets alittle cranky when she's very tired and in need of a nap. She got alittle testy with Ashlyn. She didnt bite or anything but she did let it known that she had enough. Then Gracie went to her bed and took a nap! We have to work hard on Grace but like Shadowolf said, socialize the pup and get it use to kids.
     
  2. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    55,166
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
    it is possible to seperate too until the child is past the age of being able to hurt the pet..and the pet hurt the child..my mom ran a daycare most of my growing up days..she kept infant to 5 yrs..6 at first and 10 later on..some were special needs children as well..we always had dogs there and no one was ever bitten..the dogs knew to keep a low profile while the toddlers were about..and had their own space they could retreat too if they wanted.
     
  3. showpug

    showpug New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 pugs and a bulldog
    Location:
    Oregon
    I agree with everything that has been stated. Thanks for all the input. My pugs by nature love children and babies almost too much :D They lick faces and adored my nephews from newborn all the way up to their toddler years. That is just built into pugs, they are the most tolerant non-aggressive breed I have ever been around and that is why I love them. If a pug bites a child, then it's the parents fault for not protecting their pooch better. Our wolfhound/mastiff pup is still young and he is a mix of two breeds that are very good with children. I met both his parents and their temperments were incredible. I have already started socializing him around kids and will continue to do so, he seems to really enojoy their company so far :) Thanks again for all the encouragement. I never doubted that I could do it with one dog, that would be simple, but I have 4 dogs and they all are indoors all the time and family members and it will remain that way even if our family expands in the future ;)
     

Share This Page