Mini Aussie Aggressive Towards Children
My Mini Aussie, Paisley, will be turning 2 in April. She has come a long way with her aggression issues. She used to be very timid and aggressive towards any strangers and wouldn't let anyone she didn't know come near her... especially children.
I socialized Pais very well as a young puppy - I started taking her to rodeos when she was 10 weeks, and she was a little shy with strangers, but never aggressive. She was pretty good with children when she was young, but I feel like she had a turning point when she was very hot at a rodeo and a child in a wheel chair wanted to hold her. Of course I let him and Pais was very good for about 20 mins - then she just snapped, started growling and trying to get away from him. Ever since then, she has not liked children.
I am 23 years old, and my boyfriend and I don't have any children - but plan on having a baby within the next few years. I am wondering whether I should trust Paisley with a baby. Will she treat my child as she does others, or will it be different because she will watch them grow up and be around them all the time? She is very attached to me and I am very concerned as to how she will react with a baby in the house.
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