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Thread Author: Bromptonaut Replies: 71

 Dog and Baby - Bromptonaut
Our Grandson is now a week old, home and thriving.

Daughter and SiL have a four year old neutered male Show Cocker.

The dog's obviously discombobulated by the hooman pup and prone to settling on the sofa and looking a little sorry for himself. He was initially wary of the noisy mite but baby is now settleing into an eat/sleep routine. Dog has sniffed at the babyand licked it but seems unbothered by it of itself - not the slightest hint of aggression to it.

Previously I'd guess he saw SiL as the pack Alpha and he's defensive of my daughter. In the past he's got growly and snappy with The Lad. He and his sis still play slightly rough with each other but there's no aggression; they're very supportive of each other. My late Mother said they were like fox cubs together in their teens and there's still an element of that now 10+ years later.

When SiL comes into the house the dog's all over him tail wagging and on hind legs greeting andhe gets a bit of fuss. When Sil is attending to his son the dog gets very barky. Stops when baby is handed to D or to me/Mrs B.

What's bothering me is that D seems to ignore the dog.

When we arrived yesterday the dog approached me as he usually does, friendly and wagging his tail. Made to make a fuss of him as normal but D asked me not to 'cos he's had a rag on'. I'm also not to sit by him on the sofa - he was grumbling(?) a bit though I'm not sure it was a warning growl. She's bothered about Mrs B and I being in the house on our own with him tomorrow. I don't think it's a problem Even if he went for me, and I don't think he would, he's small enough that I can kick him out of the back door without risking a limb - not like he's an Alsation or Doberman.

How should he be treated so he comes to terms with the change in the pack?

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