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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    He just wants me to try even harder to keep them separated. Easy for him to say when he's not here for 3 weeks at a time dealing with 2 under 2 and a crazy dog..
    That's ridiculous. You are just going to have to put your foot down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Put an honest ad somewhere and try to re home him.
    If he is jumping, destroying things, and aggressive he isn't trained or isn't trained enough he is probably also bored and doesn't view you as his master.
    Dogs need to be walked at least an hour a day and run as well.
    They need constant training and interaction.
    There are people who might want him state in the ad that the last resort is having the dog put down.
    I would be doing that before even considering having him put down.
    Even with hours of exercise he was still doing the destructive behaviour. We think a lot of it was separation anxiety as he was doing it when we weren't home (even when left with toys, treats etc). Thankfully he isn't as destructive anymore when left alone. He is a very strange dog..

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    I wouldn't put up with an aggressive dog around kids. I would try to rehome if possible but will depend on the issues at stake. I have had aggressive dogs and i put them down because of the issues with children. It was the hardest decision of my life but i had a short time frame to deal with the problem and felt that the dogs could not be separated without stress. With my latest dog I made an effort to socialise him extensively as a pup. He's a one year old border collie and I think I am worried about him most being too rough around the baby but I don't intend to ever leave the dog alone with a baby or toddler anyway so I will be constantly training and monitoring the behaviour.

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    What an awful situation. It really sounds like you've tried all other options too, it's so sad that nothing has worked. If your DP is not accepting of getting rid if the dog, maybe put it this way - if your dog does bite DS, the dog will be taken from you and forcibly put down by the council. Then you have a potentially seriously injured and physically and mentally scarred DS, and your dog has been put down.

    I also think giving rehoming a try might be a good option. Even if your dog is anxious, at least give him the chance... If it doesn't work, then at least you know you've done absolutely everything you can.

    Best of luck hun x *hugs

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    Oh no! That is scary and not ok. If it were me I'd definitely be looking at rehoming him. Plenty of ppl without kids want dogs too, I think you'd be able to find him a good home

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    sam4frankie - The dog has already bitten the child.

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    Your dog's anxiety probably stems from him believing he is leader of your pack, a responsibility most dogs are not comfortable with. Do you still walk your dog? If so is he in front of you? Your dog needs to walk beside or slightly behind as the pack leader must always lead.
    I would also walk the dog with your child in a pram, making sure the pram is always in front.
    Sounds to me like the dog just needs a pack leader not a lethal injection. Maybe try rehoming him with experienced dog people. Also watch Dog Whisperer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashahn View Post
    Your dog's anxiety probably stems from him believing he is leader of your pack, a responsibility most dogs are not comfortable with. Do you still walk your dog? If so is he in front of you? Your dog needs to walk beside or slightly behind as the pack leader must always lead.
    I would also walk the dog with your child in a pram, making sure the pram is always in front.
    Sounds to me like the dog just needs a pack leader not a lethal injection. Maybe try rehoming him with experienced dog people. Also watch Dog Whisperer.
    Dog is always behind when walked on the leash. I never walk him with the pram or kids as he's quite strong and I feel I need all concentration on him.

    We did try a dog whisperer and they were useless for the money we payed. Also took him to dog training and they gave up on us..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashahn View Post
    Your dog's anxiety probably stems from him believing he is leader of your pack, a responsibility most dogs are not comfortable with. Do you still walk your dog? If so is he in front of you? Your dog needs to walk beside or slightly behind as the pack leader must always lead.
    I would also walk the dog with your child in a pram, making sure the pram is always in front.
    Sounds to me like the dog just needs a pack leader not a lethal injection. Maybe try rehoming him with experienced dog people. Also watch Dog Whisperer.
    Tbh of the owners have tried to train the dog, and have tried several different methods. Then the dog has bitten a child I dint think watching a tv show is going to help. And as far as I can tell it's dangerous to have this dog near her family.

    Summa I think you need to tell dp to look for another home at least. This dog sounds like he isn't safe to be around.

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    Going to call our local animal refuge once DS is down for a nap and I can use the phone in peace. Hubby went back to work this morning so as far as I'm concerned I need to make this decision and he will just have to go along with it.

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