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When my girl gets on couch with doggie and if doggie in bad mood and growls a lil but, I ... that help? Or am I just teaching her not to growl and next time she might just nip w/o growling?

This dog does NOT belong on the couch. get her a dog bed and teach her to stay off the couch. She needs to earn privileges. Are we having a language barrier here? I have to admit that "2 year old human,", "child" and "girl" just sound weird. How about "my daughter"? Like I said - maybe a cultural or language thing here. Doggie is not in a bad mood. DOG is being a brat and needs limits and training.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I think it was a I don't want YOU touching me, waking me. She does it when a kitty jumps up next to her too. This is my spot. The couch is big enough for everyone. She growls when kitty gets near her food when she's near it too.
When my girl gets on couch with doggie and if ... growl and next time she might just nip w/o growling?

This dog does NOT belong on the couch. get her a dog bed and teach her to stay off the ... Doggie is not in a bad mood. DOG is being a brat and needs limits and training. Janet Bosswww.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

but she loves the couch, what about limiting to a specificspot on couch?
but she loves the couch, what about limiting to a specificspot on couch?

Look lady, you're risking your daughter's face. That's really quite stupid. I'm sure the dog likes prime rib as well, but I doubt you're feeding her that. Get her off the couch and keep her off the couch. Train her. Teach your child how to interact appropriately. But quite honestly, she sounds like a very poor choice for your household. Fearful dogs can be dangerous dogs, and when they are living with someone who is not a skilled trainer or dog-savvy, it's a recipe for disaster. If you don't have the time, energy and expertise to rehab this dog, and don't want to spend money to get help, you are risking an awful lot.
Ok - I'm done.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
but she loves the couch, what about limiting to a specificspot on couch?

Look lady, you're risking your daughter's face. That's really quite stupid. I'm sure the dog likes prime rib as well, ... want to spend money to get help, you are risking an awful lot. Ok - I'm done. Janet Bosswww.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

I never said I didn't want to spend the money. It's hubby that doesn't.
" Look lady, you're risking your daughter's face. That's really quite
I think it was a I don't want YOU touching me, waking me. She does it when a kitty jumps ... The couch is big enough for everyone. She growls when kitty gets near her food when she's near it too.

Here is where in-person training becomes absolutely vital. Generalities can be goven over the internet, or over the phone. But that is all. Without actually seeing the situation (the couch) or other situations in which your daughter and your dog iteract, it is impossible for us to suggest beyond vague generalities (don't let dog on couch, don't let dog push daughter away from you).

Marcel
I never said I didn't want to spend the money. It's hubby that doesn't.

You're an adult, right? You're either a decision making partner in your marriage or not. If you're not, you shouldn't be the one making a decision to get a dog, especially one with issues.
I didn't know that being on couch had any difference. What if she was in her own bed area and my girl went there instead? wouldn't it be the same? SSSOOORRRYYY for pissin you off about something I didn'tknow about thembeing on friggin couches.

Your DAUGHTER needs your direction and protection. So does your DOG! You posted about NILIF, but apparently don't have a clue what that means, or you would understand about the couch/privileges. Teach your DAUGHTER that she may only interact with the dog with YOU right there (i.e. - don't bug the dog in the dog's bed). But seriously - this is an "accident" waiting to happen. You're playing with fire.

And yes - it does *** me off when people treat their dogs like babies and put their children at risk. You betcha. Dogs lose their lives because of stupid people.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Janet,
At this point it's a a loosing battle. I've read this post top to bottom and she just doesn't get it.
Some people should just not have dog and she is one of them. Totally clueless to the point that her daughter is going to get hurt. Geezz if any dog ever needed rehomed it's this one and she shouldn't get another.

Celeste
I keep reading I should re home her.

And I promise not to break that string!

Right. But you forgot the part about never ever getting another dog again.
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