09-20-2017, 11:57 PM
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Dog almost bit baby with no warning sign
I have a year and 9 month old border collie. He is a very gentle, affectionate dog. He listens very well to commands and he is usually fantastic with kids. He has always been great with our 4 year old. (Although, he did nip at her one time but it was because she was hugging him around the neck and it clearly was frightening him). Other than that, he is very tolerant to kids. We also have a 7 month old baby. Now, my dog wasn't with me for most of my pregnancy (situation with our housing situation, he stayed with my parents). He did show a bit of protectiveness over me when I was pregnant but not much. Mostly with strangers. Anyways, he has always been good with the baby. He has never shown signs of jealousy. He usually doesn't pay any mind to the baby, but when he does it's gentle sniffing and a couple licks. However, I noticed a strange thing with my dog whenever I am holding my son. I'll pick my baby up and go to sit down with him. My dog acts excited and gets close to us. Like he wants to see him. He usually does a little jump up toward us, but this time he nipped at my baby and just barely got him on the eyebrow. I was horrified. My dog showed absolutely no sign of aggression or fear. I was watching him very closely. I am just looking for answers as to why this would happen. In the past he's done the same slightly jumping up toward up ( more like a little hop) and I thought once that I saw him try to bite my baby but I wasn't sure. I thought I was being paranoid. I'd also like to mention that he has quite a bit of OCD. Mostly pacing I'm circles (triggered by many things noises mostly or when I'm holding/feeding my baby he will run up to the side of the chair, look at me and then run back to his pace spot). Please help, I just need to know why my sweet dog would have done something like this.