We are still having issues with Lily, our beagle, which is ironic because beagles are known to be good with kids. Anyway, we had a close call the other day when she snapped at him and it hit me that this issue has not gone away, nor will it anytime soon. It also hit me that this is a serious situation.
She has had time to get used to him being a mobile kid and more like well, a human. He is curious and wants to grab her tail and lick her and love on her. (yes, lick her. I know, gross right?) He loves her so much and that is what makes this all harder. Most of the time he will crawl to her bed and she will run away but the other times she will growl and I am not at all comfortable with them being in the same room together.
We have always praised her when she licked him or stood near him nicely. We give her attention and pet her, and love on her. I don't know what else we are doing wrong so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
She has always been a high needs dog. I mean truly. Very needy, and scared of a lot (storms, lightning, fireworks.) I know the new addition has been hard on her but we have done everything we have been told to do. Our vet mentioned doggy prozac in the past and she is getting ready to be due for her shots so we will definitely bring this up with her vet but if we can try anything else first, we will do it.
So, any advice??