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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2009, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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KODI BIT......

Julian. It's been a week and I finally feel like I can talk about it with you all. I have been very upset. Kodi hasn't been too keen about Julian and it's totally understandable. Julian needs a lot more attention than the dogs. He is walking now and is just very active.

Anyway, we were just finishing dinner and I gave Kodi some of my dinner, which I normally do (after we finish). I didn't realize the baby was crawling under the table. Just as I saw him approach Kodi, Julian grabbed onto his back to try to stand and I just wasn't quick enough. Kodi turned around and bit him on the lip. It was very scary, because there was lots of blood. Off we went to the emergency room and Julian was just fine. He even let the nurse clean him up with no fuss. After that, Kodi was stuck to me like glue for about 3 days. But he is back to normal,

I guess we were all very lucky and it just taught us that we need to be more watchful, especially with Kodi. The little mark on Julian's lip is from the bite, 2 days after it happened.
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Awwww Michele... I know how horrible it felt when Jasper bit me, I can only imagine how you must have felt with it happening to Julien. You feel you let them down, they let you down. it must have crossed your mind if you would have to make a choice. But I am just so happy that no one is seriously hurt. And WOW. Julien is one handsome boy!

When Jasper did he also stuck to me like glue...people say they live in the moment...but I know he knew he did something seriously wrong and he dwelled on it. And, it has never happened again.

Give both your boys a hug for me.

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So sorry for you all Michelle! Scooter has done it too and it's so scary and upsetting! I can't imagine it happening with a little guy like Julian. I know I tend to forget that they're dogs and don't expect them to react like a dog. I was embarrassed and felt like I'd failed somehow but accidents can happen.

Julian is just beautiful!!!

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Milo bit me once and my blue heeler Tobi tried to attack some guy in the park. Later the guy admitted he had been staring him down which made Tobi feel threatened. Milo bit me because he was scared and they both knew they had done wrong......I am sorry you went through this. When I got each of my dogs I watched them with Cheyenne constantly and I let her do certain things...like pulling on ears a little or trying to use the dogs to stand. I did it so I could see the dog's reaction and correct as needed. At this point my dogs allow Cheyenne to sit on them though I do discourage it. I do not mean to imply you should let little kids torment little dogs I just mean to say the dog needs to learn the kid is higher in pack order....know what I mean?
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I'm sorry. Michele. It's really hard to see that. Marble has bit us a number of times. I watch him as carefully as possible and train him, but I know he can't be trusted around kids, and it's pretty heartbreaking. I'm sure it's stressful for you to keep such close tabs on them when Julian is on the floor. Things will get better as he gets older. By the way, Julian is soooo adorable - what a perfect little face!

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Just sending you hugs as that has to be horrible to go through. I hope both of them and you mend quickly.

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Oh Michelle, I think that we all understand when our pups do things that we sure dont ever expect them to do!! I am sure that Kodi did not do it maliciously, it was simply too much for him to handle at that time. Maybe he was a little food possessive, as well as, if Julien was trying to stand, he may have pushed too hard on Kodi. I would just continue to be watchful, I know that babies would be something that my guys would have a hard time adjusting to. I am sure it will work itself out, as they get used to the baby, and the baby grows up!

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I am so glad Julian is ok, that must have been a terrrible thing to go though.

I have been worried about the same thing happening at my house. On Thanksgiving I have a 2 yr old coming over, and I am expecting a grandson in Feb. (my first).

I am really worried about what to do with Casper, he tries to bite the neighbors when I talk to them and he is on a leash and gets to close.
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I'm sorry you had to go through this. It sounds like a one time thing with Kodi getting food and the little one so close, but I'm sure you are extra watchful now. Julian is such a beautiful child, but it looks like it will heal just fine.

I've never had a dog that had problems with kids before, but if I had any worrys about it, I'd get the help of a good trainer. Kids do lots of weird things, in being too rough or just moving about in a chaotic fashion. If I were a dog they'd make me nervous too.
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I am sorry to hear that. What a cute baby Julien is! I don't even have kids yet and I worry about it with Miss Nala. I am hoping she would get used to a baby gradually. I don't think I could ever give my puppy girl up! (Although my mom has already offered to take her if she doesn't like kids).

Somebody please tell me not to even think about this at this point in my life!

Someone told me that dogs who have had puppies are better with babies. Maybe that will be the case and I should think positively until proved otherwise.

I hope Kodi and Julien are both feeling better and that it doesn't happen again.


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