Celiena Merihew wrote: We have kept the dog in his kennel since the incident to see if he has changed and he has not so far.
Tereza Okava wrote:Great news, Celiena! I was just thinking about my dog when he was 1, your boy is still a puppy, really, it sounds like your daughter will have a great companion to play with as she grows up. What a good outcome.
(also, since I don't think it's been said yet, welcome to Permies. I'm glad you decided to ask your question here. There are a lot of people here who've been through a lot of things and have good experiences and knowledge to share when I need advice or info. I hope you stick around!)
Joshua Parke wrote:
I wasn't there, I have no clue what happened, but from the details provided, I think the dog did a good job protecting your daughter.
Skandi Rogers wrote:While it is possible the dog got the wrong end of the stick as it were, I think I would prefer the dog to do something early in that situation than wait until the child got trampled.
I say keep the dog, get him out of that kennel and give him big cuddles, but also take him out to see other animals, if you know anyone with large animals that are accustomed to dogs take him round to see them take the child too, and make sure he sees that not all animals are a threat. (of course keep him on a lead for all this)
Chris Kott wrote:
Skandi Rogers wrote:
Good boy, Nameless Wonderdog!
His name is Bengal. My daughter said she wanted to name him after a tiger because he has "stripes"
Chris Kott wrote:
He doesn't understand, and while you can't do anything about the necessary separation, you can give him all other reassurance.
Carla Burke wrote: I don't know of anything about 'blood poisoning', unless it's the case of 'getting a taste' for blood, that can ruin an otherwise amazing dog - which I've experienced.
Dale Hodgins wrote:My experience with llamas is that they are horrible unpredictable creatures, prone to violent outbursts without provocation.
Catie George wrote: Is this your first "guard" type breed?
How does your dog react to new situations? Do they wag their tail? Stiffen and become cautious? Bark? growl? run and hide?
Celiena Merihew wrote:
Our presa when someone comes over be them family or stranger barks to inform us someone is here then is so playful with them like oh hello welcome to our home here let me show you in.
It was just confusing for me because i know what dogs can do but i have never seen any dog actually attack. And i just wanted to make sure his behavior wouldnt change and he is neutered and we actually had to get him at about 5 weeks old because his mama died and the breeder we got him from couldnt handle bottle feeding so many pups and none of his other dams would feed him and most of his siblings.
s. ayalp wrote:You do not want to do much of a positive treatment also (don't exaggerate), the dog might think this is the right to do when the kid/baby screams. Kids fake a lot, the dog might think it is the first thing to do when the kid thinks in danger. You don't want that also.