I have an 8 year old desexed male staffy. I also have an 18 month old daughter.
My husband will not let them be together, even supervised.
The dog was our baby and never really had any expereience with kids and basically lived inside until around 2 years ago.
We just moved to a new house that is only fenced in one area so the dog is left down the back on his own and is not even at the back door. Where he has been in our last house when he was no longer inside. I can't really go down there as I am looking after our child (who loves the dog, from a distance). he acts very indifferent about her, but definetly no aggression.
The dog is a bit bored and has always been very highly strung and while rarely barks, does chase his tail and bark when there are loud noises like lawn mowers etc. i am concerned he is going to send the neighbours crazy. i am concerned that he is bored and lonely and not getting the attention he deserves.
I have tried to discuss introducing the dog to our child but my husband said its on my head if he bites her, so i can't go through with that.
I have always considered getting a dog to be a life long responsibility but our circumstances have changed so much I am considering rehoming him. But only if i could find the right home.
I would get him a friend but he hates all other animals. He only loves humans.
Can anyone offer advice on what we could do, who we could contact to ask for advice? Its like having 2 families that cannot mix. I wondered if in 6 months or so she might be big enough to mix...
Just don't know what to do