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I have an issue I’m not sure what to do about. Earlier this year (I think in July) we saw a sweet precious basset posted as available. We had been wanting a BH and inquired about her.
We learned she had been a breeder momma on a farm with other bassets. She had never been inside and we quickly realized after having her a few weeks, she was also pregnant. She quickly figured out we don’t potty inside and she was just the sweetest most precious baby.
We were thrilled we got her and couldn’t believe how sweet and affectionate she was.
We still love and adore her, she is the best dog 99% of the time.
For some reason, she has decided she wants to growl at the cats (my old senior kitty likes to sleep next to her to keep warm and she would never hurt or be mean to the pup). None of our cats have ever hurt or even been mean to our dog. They all ignore her except for our old lady kitty who snuggles. For some reason she has decided to growl at the senior lady when she wants to snuggle.
She has started to growl at our daughter who is 2.5 for practically nothing.
I am very good about watching and our daughter might get too close while walking by and I think startles her perhaps? she growls for a second. I haven’t figured anything else out.
she is usually extremely tolerant of our daughter otherwise.
There is one incident that truly bothers me and keeps running through my mind.Someone had given me a cowhoof for myprecious doggie.I had never given her one and she had never been interested in chews or toys very much. Anyway I gave her the hoof and realized she reeeeeely likes it.
A few days later she was chewing on it, my daughter was curious about it and wanted to grab the hoof. I was across the room and told my daughter no but she was already too close I guess, our dog put her mouth on my daughters arm. She didn’t bite down, she didn’t leave a mark, daughter didn’t even cry. (I haven’t given her a hoof since and won’t be giving it back). I was in complete shock because this is so so opposite of what she has been this entire time. I feel like the worst person for even thinking about rehoming her, we love her so much and I’ve never had to rehome an animal, I’ve always made it work even when things were difficult but having a daughter, obviously my first priority and responsibility goes to her. I would never forgive myself if something happened. I realize some people may be triggered by me even mentioning rehoming her. Please do not come for me, I’m a concerned momma trying to do what’s best for my family.
The strange thing is, she has NEVER shown any type of aggression toward me or my husband. She has never had a problem with me grabbing any toys or food or anything from her mouth. This happened once and was only toward our daughter.
 

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Hi everyone

I have an issue I’m not sure what to do about. Earlier this year (I think in July) we saw a sweet precious basset posted as available. We had been wanting a BH and inquired about her.
We learned she had been a breeder momma on a farm with other bassets. She had never been inside and we quickly realized after having her a few weeks, she was also pregnant. She quickly figured out we don’t potty inside and she was just the sweetest most precious baby.
We were thrilled we got her and couldn’t believe how sweet and affectionate she was.
We still love and adore her, she is the best dog 99% of the time.
For some reason, she has decided she wants to growl at the cats (my old senior kitty likes to sleep next to her to keep warm and she would never hurt or be mean to the pup). None of our cats have ever hurt or even been mean to our dog. They all ignore her except for our old lady kitty who snuggles. For some reason she has decided to growl at the senior lady when she wants to snuggle.
She has started to growl at our daughter who is 2.5 for practically nothing.
I am very good about watching and our daughter might get too close while walking by and I think startles her perhaps? she growls for a second. I haven’t figured anything else out.
she is usually extremely tolerant of our daughter otherwise.
There is one incident that truly bothers me and keeps running through my mind.Someone had given me a cowhoof for myprecious doggie.I had never given her one and she had never been interested in chews or toys very much. Anyway I gave her the hoof and realized she reeeeeely likes it.
A few days later she was chewing on it, my daughter was curious about it and wanted to grab the hoof. I was across the room and told my daughter no but she was already too close I guess, our dog put her mouth on my daughters arm. She didn’t bite down, she didn’t leave a mark, daughter didn’t even cry. (I haven’t given her a hoof since and won’t be giving it back). I was in complete shock because this is so so opposite of what she has been this entire time. I feel like the worst person for even thinking about rehoming her, we love her so much and I’ve never had to rehome an animal, I’ve always made it work even when things were difficult but having a daughter, obviously my first priority and responsibility goes to her. I would never forgive myself if something happened. I realize some people may be triggered by me even mentioning rehoming her. Please do not come for me, I’m a concerned momma trying to do what’s best for my family.
The strange thing is, she has NEVER shown any type of aggression toward me or my husband. She has never had a problem with me grabbing any toys or food or anything from her mouth. This happened once and was only toward our daughter.
Hi everyone

I have an issue I’m not sure what to do about. Earlier this year (I think in July) we saw a sweet precious basset posted as available. We had been wanting a BH and inquired about her.
We learned she had been a breeder momma on a farm with other bassets. She had never been inside and we quickly realized after having her a few weeks, she was also pregnant. She quickly figured out we don’t potty inside and she was just the sweetest most precious baby.
We were thrilled we got her and couldn’t believe how sweet and affectionate she was.
We still love and adore her, she is the best dog 99% of the time.
For some reason, she has decided she wants to growl at the cats (my old senior kitty likes to sleep next to her to keep warm and she would never hurt or be mean to the pup). None of our cats have ever hurt or even been mean to our dog. They all ignore her except for our old lady kitty who snuggles. For some reason she has decided to growl at the senior lady when she wants to snuggle.
She has started to growl at our daughter who is 2.5 for practically nothing.
I am very good about watching and our daughter might get too close while walking by and I think startles her perhaps? she growls for a second. I haven’t figured anything else out.
she is usually extremely tolerant of our daughter otherwise.
There is one incident that truly bothers me and keeps running through my mind.Someone had given me a cowhoof for myprecious doggie.I had never given her one and she had never been interested in chews or toys very much. Anyway I gave her the hoof and realized she reeeeeely likes it.
A few days later she was chewing on it, my daughter was curious about it and wanted to grab the hoof. I was across the room and told my daughter no but she was already too close I guess, our dog put her mouth on my daughters arm. She didn’t bite down, she didn’t leave a mark, daughter didn’t even cry. (I haven’t given her a hoof since and won’t be giving it back). I was in complete shock because this is so so opposite of what she has been this entire time. I feel like the worst person for even thinking about rehoming her, we love her so much and I’ve never had to rehome an animal, I’ve always made it work even when things were difficult but having a daughter, obviously my first priority and responsibility goes to her. I would never forgive myself if something happened. I realize some people may be triggered by me even mentioning rehoming her. Please do not come for me, I’m a concerned momma trying to do what’s best for my family.
The strange thing is, she has NEVER shown any type of aggression toward me or my husband. She has never had a problem with me grabbing any toys or food or anything from her mouth. This happened once and was only toward our daughter.
Hi ..don't feel bad about rehousing her amd it IS NOT YOUR FAULT we had a spaniel once which was fine but then his personality just flipped after he had the snip apparently there is a rare small percentage that can go that way ie its not always good to castrate and at.time I had a young child with mental disabilities that couldn't understand etc..obviously when the dog went for my arm and caused damage enough to go to hospital..there and then I new it was best to rehome the dog as if it bit my young child or any1 else's they can by right ask u to put it down which is heartbreaking all round. So don't feel bad..if you did decide to rehome then at least ask people you know to see if they want the dog before taking to a shelter. You could try getting a behavioural dog trainer to see if they can help I think all round this is a good idea..also I suggest taking her to vetsnas maybe something is wrong and is why she is irritable..also always remember and also tell your daughter you must never go near when they're eating nor try to take food off them..don't touch them when they on their bed etc they territorial.
 

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Hi ..don't feel bad about rehousing her amd it IS NOT YOUR FAULT we had a spaniel once which was fine but then his personality just flipped after he had the snip apparently there is a rare small percentage that can go that way ie its not always good to castrate and at.time I had a young child with mental disabilities that couldn't understand etc..obviously when the dog went for my arm and caused damage enough to go to hospital..there and then I new it was best to rehome the dog as if it bit my young child or any1 else's they can by right ask u to put it down which is heartbreaking all round. So don't feel bad..if you did decide to rehome then at least ask people you know to see if they want the dog before taking to a shelter. You could try getting a behavioural dog trainer to see if they can help I think all round this is a good idea..also I suggest taking her to vetsnas maybe something is wrong and is why she is irritable..also always remember and also tell your daughter you must never go near when they're eating nor try to take food off them..don't touch them when they on their bed etc they territorial.
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Hi everyone

I have an issue I’m not sure what to do about. Earlier this year (I think in July) we saw a sweet precious basset posted as available. We had been wanting a BH and inquired about her.
We learned she had been a breeder momma on a farm with other bassets. She had never been inside and we quickly realized after having her a few weeks, she was also pregnant. She quickly figured out we don’t potty inside and she was just the sweetest most precious baby.
We were thrilled we got her and couldn’t believe how sweet and affectionate she was.
We still love and adore her, she is the best dog 99% of the time.
For some reason, she has decided she wants to growl at the cats (my old senior kitty likes to sleep next to her to keep warm and she would never hurt or be mean to the pup). None of our cats have ever hurt or even been mean to our dog. They all ignore her except for our old lady kitty who snuggles. For some reason she has decided to growl at the senior lady when she wants to snuggle.
She has started to growl at our daughter who is 2.5 for practically nothing.
I am very good about watching and our daughter might get too close while walking by and I think startles her perhaps? she growls for a second. I haven’t figured anything else out.
she is usually extremely tolerant of our daughter otherwise.
There is one incident that truly bothers me and keeps running through my mind.Someone had given me a cowhoof for myprecious doggie.I had never given her one and she had never been interested in chews or toys very much. Anyway I gave her the hoof and realized she reeeeeely likes it.
A few days later she was chewing on it, my daughter was curious about it and wanted to grab the hoof. I was across the room and told my daughter no but she was already too close I guess, our dog put her mouth on my daughters arm. She didn’t bite down, she didn’t leave a mark, daughter didn’t even cry. (I haven’t given her a hoof since and won’t be giving it back). I was in complete shock because this is so so opposite of what she has been this entire time. I feel like the worst person for even thinking about rehoming her, we love her so much and I’ve never had to rehome an animal, I’ve always made it work even when things were difficult but having a daughter, obviously my first priority and responsibility goes to her. I would never forgive myself if something happened. I realize some people may be triggered by me even mentioning rehoming her. Please do not come for me, I’m a concerned momma trying to do what’s best for my family.
The strange thing is, she has NEVER shown any type of aggression toward me or my husband. She has never had a problem with me grabbing any toys or food or anything from her mouth. This happened once and was only toward our daughter.
You mentioned pregnancy. Is that previously or is she currently pregnant? Could that be what’s making her overly sensitive?
 

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Shoot figured I’d found solution!! Good luck I know it’s hard. I think I’d check with vet? Maybe there’s something going on that’s not noticeable?
I did not mention this in the original post but I have taken her to the vet about this. Nothing was found. She’s a healthy girl. Actually since posting this I’ve come up with an idea as to what it may be.
In short, I think it stems from our new puppy. Sheplays a lot with the puppy and has fun but is also supremely irritated by him. Since posting this I’ve noticed he’s the common denominator.
He’s not a BH, he’s a 14wk old moyen sized poodle. He’s a wonderful dog. He just bothers her a lot unfortunately.
 

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I did not mention this in the original post but I have taken her to the vet about this. Nothing was found. She’s a healthy girl. Actually since posting this I’ve come up with an idea as to what it may be.
In short, I think it stems from our new puppy. Sheplays a lot with the puppy and has fun but is also supremely irritated by him. Since posting this I’ve noticed he’s the common denominator.
He’s not a BH, he’s a 14wk old moyen sized poodle. He’s a wonderful dog. He just bothers her a lot unfortunately.
That makes a Lot of sense. My 12 year old Basset is getting irritated by the new Basset we got Nov 1st. They play but Bailey is really rough…as pups are…and Chloe does ok until she wants to lay down. I separate them to let her rest & when she gets treats that He can’t have as he’s too young for them. I sure hope you can keep her but as you’ve said, your daughter comes 1st. You’ll do what’s best I’m sure!
 

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"he’s a 14wk old moyen sized poodle." 2.5 year toddler to most dogs is a non human they do not move like human, act like humans and reason like humans. All interactions between the two must be closely supervised and your attention can not be divided or a major injure to on or the other is likely. When you can not closely supervise with all your attention they must be separated

Parents or other adults can evaluate the quality of their own child/pet supervision at any time by asking themselves the following four questions”

1. Is someone physically present such that there are “eyes on” the child and pet at all times (not around the corner or just in the kitchen)? If not, are the child and pet safely and securely separated from each other by a physical barrier (behind closed doors, dog in a crate or x-pen, child in a crib or playpen)?

2. Is there a plan to deal with potential distractions (someone coming to the door) and emergencies (the stew on the stove has begun to boil over) so that child and pet aren’t left alone together, even for a moment?

3. Is full attention being given to the child and pet, without the supervisor being distracted with text messages, phone calls, TV shows or reading? Full attention provides the safest environment for both pet and child but is difficult to achieve. It’s actually quite difficult for anyone to devote their full attention to watching pets and babies without doing ANYTHING else, for any considerable length of time – it’s physically and mentally taxing! With this in mind, it would be better for parents and other caregivers to take turns supervising or to limit the supervised interactions to just a few minutes and then separate pet and baby using one of the methods mentioned in Question One.

4. Is the supervisor proactive in preventing unsafe interactions between pet and child, or is it simply a case of reacting to unwanted situations once they have begun? When a toddler approaches a sleeping dog, does the supervisor recognize the danger and proactively redirect the child BEFORE she reaches the dog, or reactively wait until the toddler is pulling the dog’s tail to intervene? If the supervisor finds herself reacting to more than just a few unwanted situations, then interactions needs better planning and/or the supervisor needs to be better at recognizing unpleasant emotions in the dog.

Thinking ahead, anticipating undesirable interactions and taking action before they occur represents the highest level of supervision and prevents many potentially dangerous situations from arising.

and things in a month or so are about to get even more tense
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Puppies up to 4 ½ to 5 months of age appear to have something called a ‘puppy license’ – something that allows them to be an absolute pest to older dogs without repercussion. You see puppies being down right rude in dog terms doing things like jumping on older dogs, stealing food and toys from adults, barking right in the face of an adult or worse still humping them – and the adults just seem to put up with it, and even expect it – at least well socialised dogs do (dogs with good dog communication and social skills).

However at about this age the license expires as the puppies hormone levels change and they develop psychologically. Adult dogs now start to insist on the puppy controlling their behaviour and being more respectful in their interactions – and this comes as a shock to many puppies who ignore the more subtle signs until an adult dog (maybe their best pal at home, a friend at the park or a total stranger) snaps back – figuratively and sometimes literally. The adult dogs might:

· Bark (roar) at an adolescent displaying inappropriate behaviour.

· Plant the adolescent’s face into the dirt with a well placed paw (something my boy was doing to other younger and over the top puppies at only 12 weeks of age – and which caused some distress until I figured out what was going on).

· Knock the adolescent with their muzzle or mouth.

· Snap at them. "
 

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"he’s a 14wk old moyen sized poodle." 2.5 year toddler to most dogs is a non human they do not move like human, act like humans and reason like humans. All interactions between the two must be closely supervised and your attention can not be divided or a major injure to on or the other is likely. When you can not closely supervise with all your attention they must be separated




and things in a month or so are about to get even more tense
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Thank you! Lots of reading and consideration to be done!
 
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