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Dunkin

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Barked: Thu Feb 23, '12 2:26pm PST 
Hi,
I really need some advice. We have recently adopted our very first dog. He is a just about 3 year old dachshund named Dunkin. He is very smart, house trained and loyal. He seemed to be the perfect addition to our family. We have a 10 year old daughter and a son who will be 4 in a month. He has never shown any signs of agression until lately. He keeps trying to bite a 4 year old boy I babysit. I can assure you I have never left the dog alone with the kids and seen first hand that there is no reason why the dog keeps trying to bite him. I am not sure how to correct this behavior. Any advice would be very helpful.

thank you
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Gus

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Barked: Fri Feb 24, '12 8:30am PST 
I read that young children are often scary for dogs because they sound like a wounded animal, yet their energy is excitement and chaos. So it confuses most dogs.

I don't really have an answer for you. Maybe someone else will smile Try posting this in the Behavior section.

For now - maybe keep your dog gated off or crated. Not as a punishment, but to keep both dog and child safe. Maybe for some reason that child makes your dog feel threatened or scared (most little dogs bite out of fear).

I hope other have some advice on how to socialize your pup with young children. Some dogs, if not properly socialized as a puppy (you had no control or knowledge about this), will always struggle with very young children.
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