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Kid protective

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by E Diggy, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    My boy has never shown any aggression before, but I notice that if I raise my voice to my kids, he barks at me. If I wrestle around with them and to a dog, it looks like I'm beating them, he barks at me. He's extremely affectionate to them and obviously very protective. This is nothing he's ever been taught, just innate. Has annyone else seen this or have similar experience?
  2. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    Ladybug barks and bounces around when I wrestle with my daughters, but that's more her just wanting in on the "action" and not being protective.
  3. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    I think its a normal behavior, as long as he isnt trying to get at you or anything like that. When my g/f and I wrestle around my dog just wants to get in on the action so she will start jumping around and playing too.
  4. Cofla

    Cofla Big Dog

    Kimba also does that when I play wrestle or anything like that with my wife, but yesterday I saw a little bit more aggressive reaction, like a louder and lower bark with a little lunging, It went like this, every week I have a rehearsal at my studio with two musicians pals, she always get super excited when people come in but after a minute she is OK and during the whole rehearsal she is attached with the leash to a column close to me and sleeps during all the time with loud music and all that...soooo yesterday she's attached to the column and I'm standing close to one of the guys and we did a big "High Five" with the clapping noise...she "instantly reacted towards my friend", when is with wife she usually doesn't target one particularly, I'm always very very careful, the fact is that when there is people she is always leashed to me or to a solid object, but I can tell she was protective, I'm OK with that, after this she was calm and didn't keep any grudge against the friend, she just slept as always and greeted him at leaving.

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  5. Hotdog

    Hotdog Puppy

    When I was a kid whe had a dog that always barked when we got in trouble. Well one day he made the horrible mistake of nippin at my dads pant leg while he was dealing us the belt. next thing you know kids,dog, and anything else that wanted to step up at the time were all in on the household ass whoopin! cant say that it ever happened again. At least my dog learned his lesson. We on the seemed to take several tries to learn our lessons as kids.
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  6. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    yeah when I am pissed at the kids and raise my voice, the dogs just kind of back off like, "I am not messing with her right now" LOL
  7. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    That's horrible. Your dog learned his lesson? What about your dad, who beat his children with a belt? I'm actually proud of my dog that he'll take on anyone for my kids...even me.
  8. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    If we had more dads that used the belt when their kids acted up we would have a better behaved younger generation. Just my opinion on that.
  9. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Yeah? Work with some kids that were abused, and then tell me that.
  10. Joey&Zoey

    Joey&Zoey Good Dog

    Thank goodness it's just your opinion because you clearly didn't even think before speaking. As E diggy stated, most "fathers" who use the belt as punishment (I highly doubt a father will just give a child a swift with the belt and stop there, kids who deal with this are beaten and left with lesions) on their children are abusive vs being a real father figure who can punish his kids in a different manner that's not abusive.
  11. kbell6987

    kbell6987 Little Dog

    joker is very protective over me and my child, he well jump and push his way inbetween me and my husband if we play fight, he wont bite or bark but he will stand with his butt to me and stare my husband down lol. and any child that crys, he will try and comfort. we where walking past a yard one day and ablack lab jumped a fence, joker would not allow that dog to get close to my son even though the other dog seemed friendly. and he will try his hardest to stay beside my son when ever we pass strangers or other animals.
  12. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    I've spanked my kids a time or two...nothing wrong with that.
  13. Celestial88

    Celestial88 Good Dog

    I have to agree here, from personal experience on multiple occasions.

    And on topic: Not sure about Alice, she's never been put in that situation. But if you start roughhousing and look like you're beating up on someone then Dakota will start barking and push himself between you. He'll bark at the aggressor as well. It's a high pitched bark, not threatening/growly sounding, almost like he's trying to say "Guys please stop" . (I know that sounds silly, can't think of another way to describe it)
  14. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    So have I. Spanking is a far cry from hitting kids with a belt though. Mickey barks at me if I yell at my kids. He'd probably kill me if I really hit one.
  15. farmboy57

    farmboy57 Little Dog

    Funny when i try to hit the old lady with a wet noodle miley eats it ,and wants more happy lol:winter_smilies_0012 turkey day
  16. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I always wonder if this is protection, or simply the dogs responding to the increase in stimulation, amping up and wanting to join in.

    You know along the lines of it never works to yell at a dog to be quiet because they just think your joining in and "barking" at whatever the noise is too, so they keep it up...

    Personally, I tend to think more often that not it's just that.
  17. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    Whats the difference between a hand and a belt? Both are physical punishment...
  18. Hotdog

    Hotdog Puppy

    If you knew my dad you would laugh cause he was awsome but yeah a certain level of danger or disrespect got us whipped. *not beaten* there is a difference.
  19. Hotdog

    Hotdog Puppy

    I think you are right because he in no way trying to hurt my dad, he just thought he could play ref.
  20. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Given the situations, I'd have to say it's just your dog getting riled up by the noise and the excitement. Unless it's accompanied by aggressive behavior, then I'd sort that out real quick

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