I have a 2 yr old human. I got a 3 yr old abused aussie mix las Aug. The human was here first. Dog is jealous of toddler. I keep reading I should re home her. I've looked into behaviourist and they want TONS of money. Even to be boarded there. But who knows what they will do to her there. AND they don't even know if it will work.
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I have a 2 yr old human. I got a 3 yr old abused aussie mix las Aug. The human ... there. But who knows what they will do to her there. AND they don't even know if it will work.

You're not providing a lot of details on exactly how the dog is behaving. If it's dangerous, you are irresponsible to continue to own this dog. If it is annoying, spending money to work on the dog's problems is part of "rescue". If you're not going to follow through, don't get a dog to begin with - you're not doing anyone any favors.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I keep reading I should re home her.

And I promise not to break that string!

Handsome Jack Morrison
She's gotten VERY attached to me. And she might snap at my child. She was sitting next to me and my child came up and was touching her, and next thing I know, she barked and my child is crying holding her head. I think it scared her mostly. Because I picked her up, gave her a kiss, and she was fine.
I've been working with a pet psychic, if you believe or not, she seems really good and real. But she kept saying over and over be carefull. I believe her because I know how my doggie is. If I'm on the floor playing with child, Doggie comes and tries to push her out of way.

If there is an easier way to do it than boarding her up there, where I can learn something and do it at home I will. But can a dog's jealousy change? She's greatly attached to me, and is jealous of child. Even tho child was here first.
I love my doggie, so I want to help her. She's been abused in her 1st home. She was yelled at supposedly. And she freaks out when you approach her, or try to pick her up. When my child approaches her she's fine because she is small. She can approach us fine, it's just us approaching her.
When you say I don't have enough info, what info do you need? She's an aussie mix, 4 yrs old. spayed, Had her for 6 months.
She's gotten VERY attached to me. And she might snap at my child.

Has she or hasn't she? If you can't answer that, it's not a good sign.
She was sitting next to me and my child came up and was touching her, and next thing I know, ... head. I think it scared her mostly. Because I picked her up, gave her a kiss, and she was fine.

The child, right? What did you do with the dog?
I've been working with a pet psychic, if you believe or not, she seems really good and real. But she ... doggie is. If I'm on the floor playing with child, Doggie comes and tries to push her out of way.

Don't allow that. And egads - a pet psychic. You're paying money for a fruit and nut bar, but won't spend it on actual expertise?
If there is an easier way to do it than boarding her up there, where I can learn something and ... a dog's jealousy change? She's greatly attached to me, and is jealous of child. Even tho child was here first.

Training is an amazing thing. Have you done ANY?
I love my doggie, so I want to help her. She's been abused in her 1st home. She was yelled at supposedly.

Ok, you don't really KNOW what went on in her first home, do you? You aren't alone in assuming there was abuse, but pretty often, that was just not the case.
And she freaks out when you approach her, or try to pick her up. When my child approaches her she's fine because she is small. She can approach us fine, it's just us approaching her.

What does she do and why are you picking her up?
When you say I don't have enough info, what info do you need? She's an aussie mix, 4 yrs old. spayed, Had her for 6 months.

More info as in - what training have you done, what exactly does she do with your child, you, etc And what you've attempted to do about it. Besides seeing Madame Marie.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
She's gotten VERY attached to me. And she might snap at my child.

This is just my opinion as someone with a 2 year-old daughter as well as a dog. In my view, you have three choices. You can either get training for the dog, get rid of the dog, or let your dog bite your daughter. If you don't do one of the first two, the third will happen. Training the dog won't give you a guarantee that your daughter won't get bitten, but it will greatly decrease the chance of a bite happeneing.
She was sitting next to me and my child came up and was touching her, and next thing I know, ... doggie is. If I'm on the floor playing with child, Doggie comes and tries to push her out of way.

Like Janet said, don't let that happen. While Moogli has displayed some attitude towards Emilie, it was explained to him in no uncertain terms that such actions Were Not Allowed.
As for the Pet Psychic, there is a simpsons episode that comes to mind. Did she recommend lots of toys, a new bed and special food that she just happened to have for sale??
If there is an easier way to do it than boarding her up there, where I can learn something and ... a dog's jealousy change? She's greatly attached to me, and is jealous of child. Even tho child was here first.

Training. Lots and lots of training.
I love my doggie, so I want to help her. She's been abused in her 1st home. She was yelled ... enough info, what info do you need? She's an aussie mix, 4 yrs old. spayed, Had her for 6 months.

I also question whether or not you are actually having this problem or whether you are simply trolling this group.
Marcel
She's gotten VERY attached to me. And she might snap at my child.

Has she or hasn't she? If you can't answer that, it's not a good sign.she has a lil bit, like if she was stepped on, but not because she was gettting attention

She
was sitting next to me and my child came up ... her up, gave her a kiss, and she was fine.

The child, right? What did you do with the dog?

I thought child must have stepped on her, or was provoked. I did nothing. I wasn't thinking about her at the time, I was thinking of child.
I've been working with a pet psychic, if you believe ... Doggie comes and tries to push her out of way.

Don't allow that. And egads - a pet psychic. You're paying money for a fruit and nut bar, but won't spend it on actual expertise?

Just a one time fee of $30, free readings from then on. I've seen " psychics " charge hundreds. And she's been recommended by my pet forum by numerous of posters.
If there is an easier way to do it than ... is jealous of child. Even tho child was here first.

Training is an amazing thing. Have you done ANY?

did with my last dog, and it did wonders. Although I couldn't get his dominance under control. He is now in a more active family. With current dog, I've tried a lil bit. But she seems like she could care less. She's VERY stubborn. I'll have to try harder. I was trying to use the N.I.L.F. program.
I love my doggie, so I want to help her. She's been abused in her 1st home. She was yelled at supposedly.

Ok, you don't really KNOW what went on in her first home, do you? You aren't alone in assuming there was abuse, but pretty often, that was just not the case.

Ok I don't really know for sure, but even the evaluator behaviourist could tell that she was.
And she freaks out when you approach her, or try ... She can approach us fine, it's just us approaching her.

What does she do and why are you picking her up?

pick her up to give her bath, put in car ect.
She gets low to ground, pees, yelps like I'm hurting her, tries to nip. I've taken her to vet had her x rayed and she's fine. Had urinalisis and is good there too.
she has a lil bit, like if she was stepped on, but not because she was gettting attention

Why is she getting stepped on?
I thought child must have stepped on her, or was provoked. I did nothing. I wasn't thinking about her at the time, I was thinking of child.>>

But didn't think to tell the dog that what she did was wrong?
Training is an amazing thing. Have you done ANY?

did with my last dog, and it did wonders. Although I couldn't get his dominance under control. He is now ... she could care less. She's VERY stubborn. I'll have to try harder. I was trying to use the N.I.L.F. program.>>

So you've already dumped one dog you've failed with. Great. And a group let you have a new one. Wonderful. Obedience CLASSES (yes, they cost money) will actually show you what to do, since you clearly aren't aware of training techniques that are successful. NILIF is wonderful, but is only a small part of TRAINING.
Ok I don't really know for sure, but even the evaluator behaviourist could tell that she was.

What evaluator behaviorist? And what could s/he tell specifically?
pick her up to give her bath, put in car ect. She gets low to ground, pees, yelps like I'm hurting her, tries to nip. I've taken her to vet had her x rayed and she's fine. Had urinalisis and is good there too.>>

I'd say you're not taking a very good approach. Once again - IN PERSON HELP can change that. Get it now or rehome the dog. Nothing less will do.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
""As for the Pet Psychic, there is a simpsons episode that comes to
mind. Did she recommend lots of toys, a new bed and special food that she just happened to have for sale??
""
nope not at all. She said that she is very stubborn (true) very attached to me and no one else in family (true ) She just knew things that I don't think anyone would just make up. Unless she's very good at telling how the dog is like if the dog has one beavhiour than every dog is same way about other things... she hasn't tried to sell me anything. just $30 one time, and free future readings. She looks at a pic, and call you on phone.
she knows that my husband is very mellow and quiet., I'venever mentioned him to her. and other things
She won't eat her kibble untill night when she knows no one will give her scraps. I can walk with her off leash,
and no, I'm not trolling..
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