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Staying over with friends and their dog. ..

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wibblyjelly Mon 27-Jan-14 21:14:08

Hope I'm in the right place!
DS is 16 months old, and is into everything. He especially loves dogs (barks whenever he sees one) grin
We are going to stay with friends for the weekend in a couple of weeks. They have a beautiful friendly black lab. I'm not going to leave ds alone with the dog, as he doesn't always understand he needs to be gentle. I'm very much aware that ds is coming into her territory, so I was after a few tips to make sure its not stressful for her, and to hopefully make sure that she doesn't mind ds being around. TIA.

NuttyMuttie Mon 27-Jan-14 21:17:23

Excellent article on preventing children from becoming magnetized to dogs
here

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 27-Jan-14 21:18:16

You sound very thoughtful and nice! Ask the owners what they think their dog will be like and take it from there. Take baby gates with you so you can keep your ds to perhaps one or two rooms and like you say just don't leave them together. I'm sure someone with some more advice will be along in a minute. smile

Bowlersarm Mon 27-Jan-14 21:20:37

Just make sure he avoids her bed, and her food, just to be on the safe side.

wibblyjelly Mon 27-Jan-14 21:25:01

I should say they have met each other before, but only for a couple of hours. Thanks for the advice so far, the article was really interesting. I hadn't considered that side of things before, so will bare that in mind in the future.

wibblyjelly Tue 28-Jan-14 20:22:28

nutty re making sure ds doesn't become magnetised... do I need to try and limit his interaction with the dog we are visiting? Just wondering how I can achieve this with both of them wandering around the house smile

NuttyMuttie Tue 28-Jan-14 20:33:37

follow on article saying how to prevent baby being magnetised

part 2

part 3

ChoudeBruxelles Tue 28-Jan-14 20:40:19

Ask the owners what they think. We have two springers. One loves little children and follows them round, gets distressed if they cry and really just wants to look after them. The other will just ignore small children as to him they are pretty pointless (won't throw toys for him).

Lilcamper Tue 28-Jan-14 20:51:13

Second the links Nutty has posted!

wibblyjelly Fri 21-Feb-14 08:46:30

Well, tomorrow is the day! I've had a chat to dh about the links below, and he agress they make a lot of sense. We are going to take a stair gate in case we need to keep ds away from the dog to give her some space. Will also be taking lots of toys to distract dd when needed grin

wibblyjelly Fri 21-Feb-14 08:47:52

Sorry, distract ds if needed!

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