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Old 05-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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I thought I wrote a long intro (or maybe it was more like venting...) about myself and my doggy, but I guess it didn't send?

or maybe it did.. that would be embarrassing.

Bus just in case it didn't post (because I need help asap!), I'll paraphrase what I wrote...


Me: first time dog owner.

Dog: two year old toy terrier mix named Olive, rescued from shelter. Seemed very calm and submissive at the time I got her, but she is a very nervous, fearful dog. Pretty bad separation anxiety, dog-aggressive, baby-aggressive. Doesn't care much for treats, nor the toys I got her.


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Welcome Jooce (and Olive!) Glad to have you join us and how wonderful of you to give Olive a home :-) Looking forward to hearing more about Olive and seeing tons of pictures too. I'm sure you'll find our members very willing to help you out :-)
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Can you describe baby aggressive in more detail? Do you have a baby in your home? Do you have other dogs in your home?
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Can you describe baby aggressive in more detail? Do you have a baby in your home? Do you have other dogs in your home?

I didn't really know she was baby aggressive until now. My sister occasionally takes her out for walks, and she said she barked at little kids at the ice cream truck which really surprised me since whenever she sees someone, she'll drop to her back and ask for a bellyrub and kiss anyone she sees.

My baby nephew came over today, and he was just being a baby, stomping and running around the living room, (which, I guess looking back now, scared her) and she started growling and barking and then was about to lunge at him before I caught her in my arms and calmed her down and snapped her out of it.

She's my first dog, so she's my only dog.


As for the country I'm in, I'm in the US. (Los angeles)

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Welcome! Bless you and your new doggie...You'll find lots of words of wisdom here...I don't know the first thing about dog training but alot of people on this site do. All I can offer is that I have a fearful dog too. Sometimes that can work to your benefit if you become the "safe human", my Sophie is utterly a velcro dog...but that means that by even whispering her name in a certain way she obeys me without question...only problem is when my husband needs her to listen...
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I didn't really know she was baby aggressive until now. My sister occasionally takes her out for walks, and she said she barked at little kids at the ice cream truck which really surprised me since whenever she sees someone, she'll drop to her back and ask for a bellyrub and kiss anyone she sees.

My baby nephew came over today, and he was just being a baby, stomping and running around the living room, (which, I guess looking back now, scared her) and she started growling and barking and then was about to lunge at him before I caught her in my arms and calmed her down and snapped her out of it.

She's my first dog, so she's my only dog.


As for the country I'm in, I'm in the US. (Los angeles)
First, welcome to the forums! There are nice and educated people on these forums who are more then happy to help and give advice(and they have a lot of patience!)

I have a question for you...

How long have you had the dog(sorry if I missed that, I don't think you mentioned it but you might have and I just skimmed past it ^^; )

If you've had her for awhile, and she is just starting to show this new behavior, *aggression* toward babies-I'd suggest you take her to the veterinarian for a check up. sometimes behavior change can indicate that there is something wrong with the dog(health wise) that is not visible on the surface. It might not be anything, but it wouldn't hurt to check-right?

That being said, most of what you described sounds like your dog could have fear based aggression. Mainly, fast movement.

Most dogs are cautious of children, even ones that have been raised with them, they will be cautious of children outside their family. Mainly because, children are unpredictable. They are fast(and have jerky movements), they are loud and they can unintentionally hurt.

This is why it is usually best to have any situation with a toddler/young child/baby and a dog supervised. Even if the dog hasn't shown aggression or fear.

Of course this can be worked with, but if you don't trust yourself to be able to work with, I'd suggest finding a dog trainer that has a lot of experience to give you a hand. Otherwise, I know there are great books out there that cover how to help with fearful dogs and also some programs(One is called-BAT- I believe)

It won't be 'fixed' overnight, and will take a lot of time and patience, it would probably be an every day progress thing-take it one step at a time. But I do believe, it would be worth it Just will need patience and if you ever need support, I'm sure those here would be more than happy to give it and advice!

what I typed above is just my opinion and thoughts from what I've personally learned

Again-welcome. I'm sure your dog is a wonderful companion(please share pictures if possible!)

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Hi Jooce and welcome aboard to Df Excellent forum this is and plenty of good advice is on tap too! A little tip never leave a unsupervised child/toddler with any dog on it's own how ever friendly a dog is it just isn't worth it! And good on your for rescuing her and providing her with a new forever home
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Jooce, welcome to the forum! Kudos to you, for taking in a rescue! Olive is sure one lucky pup. By the way, we love pictures!

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