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    Hi all

    Someone shared this on my facebook page...

    5 Photos You Will Never See Me Post | Toddlers and Terriers

    Of course - most of the "thou shalt never" photos - I do with my dog all the time...

    And then there's Sean's pic with them all hugging the rescue dog (hmmm...)

    It's always a struggle to get people to greet my dog with a scratch under the chin, not a pat on the head. Not that I personally like to have either done to me but I'm not a dog.

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    I had to laugh at the Bullmastiff getting his head stepped on. They are so bloody lazy them mutts !!

    The cone of shame one was scary though. Thats a recipe for disaster.

    I'm lucky we have been blessed with very patient dogs when it comes to my own kids....but as Mojo proved a few weeks a go he cant be trusted with anyone elses kids.


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    To be fair - 'Sean' - it is only one kid ? I still believe this one kid has done something to Mojo for that sort of reaction - just saying ! It doesn't make what Mojo has done is right - but I always try to work out a reason why !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    To be fair - 'Sean' - it is only one kid ? I still believe this one kid has done something to Mojo for that sort of reaction - just saying ! It doesn't make what Mojo has done is right - but I always try to work out a reason why !
    I know what you mean RileyJ,

    If only they could talk. He'd probably tell me the kid was really pissing him off that day

    .......and then he'd ask for a pigs ear with ice cream.


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    Yes .... Mojo is no hugger !! Which really sux cause he's so damn huggable and squishy. But he'll try and back out everytime. Quick hugs he put up with but the whole big bear hug thing erks him big time.

    Another thing i notice my dogs hate is when i watch the football and my teams loosing. They hide in the furtherest bedrooms and i once found Mojo curled up in our shower ensuite. Freaks 'em out when i carry on like a pork chop at blind refs and the scumbags on the other team. Halftime is also know as suck up time 'cause i'm usually apologising to one dog or the other and coaxing them back out into the loungeroom with treats !


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    My daughter will hug Banjo, but only around her belly when she's lying down, so not the "heads touching" kind. I watch Banjo's body language and she's fine with that. But my child isn't a toddler either.

    Kids are tiresome with this stuff though. No matter how early you started teaching them this stuff - and my girl even read Calming Signals herself - they will do stupid stuff, even at 9. I shake my head when I still have to tell my daughter not to straddle Banjo. She doesn't try sit on her, but runs around with Banjo between her legs, holding her collar. It is a bit of a wrestling game and there's always lots of tail wagging and happy faces, but it's obviously not on. Then again, Banjo will do things to my child that I would never tolerate her doing to me or anyone else. Like violently try lick her face when she's lying face down, giggling and trying to keep her face covered. Or digging at the doona when my daughter is hiding under it.

    Kids and dogs do have a different kind of relationship, I reckon. I expect my child now to use acceptable training methods if she wants the dog to follow her cues. But if she wants to put up with the dog licking her and jumping on top of her when she's rolling around on the floor, that's not my problem because she knows what to do to stop it. It has ended in tears when her face got scratched. Still her choice and she knows it.

    But babies and toddlers are a completely different can of worms. The only time I ever used physical punishment when my girl was a toddler was if she deliberately tried to hurt or annoy the dog. For her safety and the dog's.

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    Freaks 'em out when i carry on like a pork chop at blind refs and the scumbags on the other team.
    I got told one way to stop the dog from going near precious pot plants - was to get out there with a rolled up newspaper and beat up that pot plant and scold the hell out of it.

    Ie humans can sometimes learn from other humans making mistakes that get them yelled at or hurt. I think dogs sometimes learn this as well.

    Not always but sometimes. Same as the old dog will teach the new dog all the naughty things it knows...

    the pot plant scolding thing - never worked on my dog. She always thought she needed to help tell off the naughty pot plant. And she gets very very excited when I get the fly swat out. Like we're hunting together or something.

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    Two of mine approach me from the side when I am in my chair, front half then comes up on my lap and I prepare for the shlump as their heads and as much of their body as they can gets as close as it can against me, their head against my shoulder or under my chin. My arm comes around, strokes the side of their head, their shoulder and their eyes close and they sigh. They will move when ready or if I do then try and crawl into my lap. As I stroke I tell them how wonderful and special they are, lol.

    As they are not used to kids they do not come in contact with them.
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    My two are still very wary of Zac my toddler lol they will let him touch them when they want him to otherwise they will dodge him and his attempts at patting. I have already taught him how to pat gently (had to with the cat). Harley has just started playing with the ball with him, I have to watch though because Harley is snatchy. Bella just bowls him over and licks him to death :/

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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