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Need help! Growing up a baby and a lab at home

Discussion in 'The Labrador Site' started by Thecinnamon, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Thecinnamon

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    Hi everybody,
    Our son is about 9 months old and it looks like he is going to start walking soon. We also have a princess cinnamon lab 1 years old. So far our son and cinnomon has a great communication. Cinnomon is aware of how he is sensitive and she acts very careful. However, as she is still very young and energetic, sometimes she gets crazy and runs inside the home. Especially, when the door bell rings, or she sees another dog at street from the window, etc. She gets a bit crazy.
    We don’t know how we will manage our daughters crazy runs at home and our baby trying make first steps at home. So, if there is someone who have experienced this before, please make us advises to prevent innocent run-walking crashes at home.
    My thinking on this is somehow we need to teach cinnomon that home is not a place to run or act so fast place. But my question is how to teach? :)
    I am sorry if there is another similar topic. I am writing on mobile and could not have searched all the topics.
    Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. Leanne82

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    My son was 15 months old when we got my (now old boy) colliex - how much exercise is she getting? Do you have time to do lots of little training episodes? I suppose I’m thinking the best way of keeping her calm
    In the house is by giving her lots of time to burn off the energy that she will naturally have due to her age?
     
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  4. Johnny Walker

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    Hello, I had a baby three months after I brought my puppy home. That would make them the same age difference as yours. He was and still is an energetic nightmare, and that’s medicated with two bad back legs. In all of his continued exuberance he has barely effected our daughter. She was 11 months before she walked making him 14 months and for the first 6 months they barely meet. They are best friends now and he still knocks her over. When she first walked he would knock her over every once and a while but somehow knew to keep clear. The tail was the worst. It never hurt her but would definitely smack her face. They are just the wrong height at that age. All I can say is to keep working on keeping your puppy calm and trust that your child isn’t a target but rather an innocent victim. Children are designed by Mother Nature to be resilient and tough and pretty much indestructible even though we stress fuss and stress over them. When Duggan knocked Savannah over it was basically a non issue unless we made it one. She’d just get back up unharmed and keep on trucking. Your child will feed on your energy and react accordingly. I was more worried about Grandma. I guess I’m trying to say that your child will get knocked over no matter how well trained your dog is but I wouldn’t worry about it. He will fall over many more times of his own accord and fall of chairs and smack his head tons more than what the puppy will do to him.
     
  5. Thecinnamon

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  6. Charles L Bloss Jr

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    I am sorry about your worries. We adopted a wonderful AKC registered black lab when the owners, who ran a day care where the kids all played with the lab, brought their new baby home and the dog ran around in circles barking. They freaked out and brought her to the shelter with all her food, dishes, etc. a day before I went looking for one. She was terrified, her world had been turned upside down and she had no idea why. I brought her home, and very slowly made her feel comfortable with lots of love and 8.5 acres to play on. Those people, by their poorly thought out reaction, made us so happy. So go slowly and love the dog tons, and sometimes things work themselves out. I pray they do in your case.
     

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