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How do I handle this one? xpost from 2007 pg

How do I handle this one? xpost from 2007 pg

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  • Heidi1361 Heidi1361's Avatar 06-26-09 | 01:21 PM
  • Ooooohhh... poor doggie!!

    I think you're right... that she's kinda getting used to having him around again & might be wondering why he's not his spunky self?? Still not acceptable though.

    I would treat it the same way as you would with a child that age who bites. You have to CATCH them doing it, and then kinda scare the beegezus out of them.
    Ex... you see her run over to the dog & draw her foot back:
    You: (very loud) "NO!! We do NOT kick ________!"
    and bring her straight to time out with no more conversation
    And then, if possible, I'd make a big deal out of the dog where she can SEE you... pat him, give him a little treat, even ask him if he's okay

    And before you let her up do the "Kicking hurts _____! It gives him boo boos! Let's go give _____ some love! Poor doggie!" And bring her over to "apologize" by patting the dog.

    I had an issue with my 2nd son with BITING when he was about your daughters age (he mostly just bit ME
    ), and that was the dr's advice... you have to CATCH them in the act & make your impression!!
Thank you Heidi1361!
teddybear1082 (06-26-09)
  • lauralkemp lauralkemp's Avatar 06-26-09 | 05:42 PM
  • We have two cats and Joseph is really starting to notice them now and tries to grab them. He's almost 5 months so of course he doesn't understand that he can hurt them but we let the cats set the limit and when he reaches it we tell him "be nice to kitty" "pet kitty soft" and we hold his hand and run it over the cats' backs flat palmed.

    They haven't scratched him once during all this. When they get tired of being tugged or bumped they move. I think they understand he doesn't know if he hurts them.

    We hope that this will keep any inappropriate tugging or pulling happening later on.
    My husband told me that when he got caught pulling his cats tails as a kid his dad told him "How would you like it if somebody pulled your 'tail'"? Of course being a boy he was like NO!!

    Last edited by lauralkemp; 06-26-09 at 05:45 PM..
Thank you lauralkemp!
teddybear1082 (06-26-09)

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