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Omg lala...................... I am so happy for you, I am sending the brass band your way
Seriously, hope you feel better!
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
I did another not long agO!
Hell yes I want a treat! LMAO
I must say that I hardly ever get constipated. But when we go camping in the summer holidays the compost toilets there are so full that it completely grosses me out. Plus the fact that there is sometimes a queue in the mornings. So it has become a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy that I don't poo when we're there. Which is fine if it's just a weekend, but not ok if we're there for 2 weeks! And I do find it agony to eventually not be able to think about anything else but wanting to poo! So I do understand your pain and I totally forgive you for hijacking my post with TMI stories about bowel movements.
I would watch this very closely if I were you. Growling is never a good sign and shows a lack of respect - your dog should be able to interact with your daughter without growling at all. I have never tolerated growling from any of my dogs and I always expect them to put up with whatever a human wants to do with them (as long as they aren't being hurt). If I were you I would meet any growling with swift disciplinary measures: the game stops, the dog is reprimanded, and made to go away or outside. You can also reward the dog when it shows tolerance and doesn't growl in situations where it would usually growl. How your daughter behaves is NOT up to the dog, it is NOT the dog's responsibility to discipline her, she should be in charge not vice versa.
The only exception is when they are playing tug of war with a rope - effort growling is a different behaviour and usually acceptable.
I really don't think I want to discipline the dog for growling because that could make it more likely that she will snap without warning in the future. And she doesn't growl when they're playing, only when my daughter leans on her too hard - which she tends to do absentmindedly when watching tv or whatever.
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