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Puppies from Another Mother

Puppies from Another Mother

Our office assistant, Sharon, recently lost her dog, Chevelle, to a rare brain aneurism. We thought we would share this cool footage of Chevelle nursing a litter of puppies. These puppies are not Chevelle's nor was Chevelle ever pregnant. This is a very rare occurrence and we do not have an explanation for how or why this happened. But we thought in memory of Chevelle we should share it with you.

October 15, 2012   |   3 Minutes, 28 Seconds

Leerburg Q&A
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Question: Our 10 year old dog has starting growling at our 11 month old son. What can we do?

I have read your article about introducing dogs and babies and I found it helpful but I still have a question. We have a dog who is about ten years old, Lady. Lady has never shown signs of aggression towards anyone until recently. My son is now 11 months and Lady has suddenly started growling at him almost every time she is around him. When she isn't growling, it is like she completely ignores his presence, she even jumped on top of him when getting into the car one day. We don't want to resort to getting rid of her but his safety is more important to me. Is there anything else we can do?

Cindy's Response:

I would keep the dog and child separated and only allow direct supervision (i.e. dog on leash) with no physical contact. The risk of an accident is too high.

If your dog doesn’t have a crate or kennel, then I would suggest getting one and using it. if this dog lived with me she’d learn about our groundwork program and Pack Structure for the Family Pet.

With a 10 year old dog and a small child that will soon be walking (if he isn’t already), keeping them separated is really the only way to ensure there isn’t an incident.

Here is a section on preventing dog bites in kids.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Kids & Dog Aggression.

We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this week's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

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