My Dog or My child?!-Emotional fight?@

@besthope44 (12141)
India
March 25, 2013 6:45am CST
This is emotionally disturbing..am so emotionally been pulled by both ends. One end my cute loving dog and other end my new born..completing 6 months. My dog started to feel possesive, seeing me spend more time with her, he feels bad that baby sharing my love and care. When i try to spend time with him, she starts to cry.. Now my dog doesn't like her and turn his face when i try to friend her. My neighbour suggests to leave dog in shelter for atleast an year, so that is safe for baby. But I don't have heart to do it. My dog is so attached to me, he don't find comfortable with others..Am confused now how to make both stay together with me:(
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@maximax8 (29129)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 13
I think that you should make sure your baby is safe and continue to give your dog more chance to adapt to having a little one that takes away your attention. You could put your baby in a pram and take my dog to two lovely walks per day. When you baby is sleeping you could give your dog a fuss. Please continue to love and care for your dog. I am sure that in six months time your situation will be a happy home life. I believe it would be heart braking if you give your dog to a shelter. I hope that you will take some time to relax with your baby away from your dog sometimes. Good luck and take care.
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• Philippines
25 Mar 13
Hello besthope, maybe the dog doesn't realize it yet that the baby is part of the family. in my point of view, the baby is more important, don't know but the dog can adopt to a new owner in time but this is your "flesh and blood" which is in need of your attention fully. am sure you can manage your time and prevent the dog from being insecure with your baby.
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@ShyBear88 (27245)
• United States
25 Mar 13
Let me tell you what happened to me. We had a dog for a year. His name was Max he was my baby too.he was a cute tea cup poodle and I loved as much as my babies but now I love my babies more then him. When I had my daughter my dog loved her they got a long great till she was 6 months and older. Right around when she was 10 months he was snapping at her and make her scared and it really scared my husband. So we asked around and a friends of a co worker that my husband worked with took our dog in. He lives in a retirement home. The nurses make sure that max gets walked, feed and gets to the vet.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Mar 13
I wouldn't put the dog in a shelter.....I would continue to try to have them make friends....The baby will be safe if you make sure to keep it in a safe place away from the dog....and give the dog some special time when the baby is sleeping etc.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
25 Mar 13
It is equally difficult to rationalize with your baby or the dog; keeping your dog may not be safe for the baby.Heartrending though it is, you have to choose. WHat I suggest is that you hand over your dog to some friend for safe keeping for the next few months.
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