We got our dog when he was 3 months old from a shelter, we were told he was a Boston terrier but as he's grown you can tell he's definitely mixed. He was so easy to train, never used the bathroom in the house, and never chewed anything but his own toys.
Since we found out I was pregnant, he's become a totally different dog. He chews EVERYTHING. Barks all hours of the day and night, and he's started using the bathroom inside, no matter how many times he's been let out.
I've had people tell me he's upset about the baby, but when we're laying down he'll lick my belly and lay his head on me, he's never aggressive towards me or anyone else. I've also heard I spoiled him too much as a puppy. I admit I did baby him probably more than I should've, but would that really make him change his behavior now?
I'm so confused about what I should do, I don't want him to continue on like this once the baby is here, has anyone else ever had this problem or heard of this happening?
<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachel.Suzanne:</b>" We got our dog when he was 3 months old from a shelter, we were told he was a Boston terrier but as he's ... [snip!] ... want him to continue on like this once the baby is here, has anyone else ever had this problem or heard of this happening?"</blockquote>
My dog did the same thing & I had to recently rehome her because I couldn't help her with the anxiety issues she was having
Quoting Rachel.Suzanne:" We got our dog when he was 3 months old from a shelter, we were told he was a Boston terrier but as he's ... [snip!] ... want him to continue on like this once the baby is here, has anyone else ever had this problem or heard of this happening?"
I actually had to bring my cat to my mom because when I ws pregnant wiht m first born my BD had a cat and he got SUPER jelous and would pee on EVERYTHING!! So I brought my cat to my moms and BD's cat stopped peeing on things. Then once my son was born BD's cat would take to pooping between the dresser and the foot of the bed so when I needed to get up in the middle of the night to feed my son I would step in shit (talking about f**king disgusting) and BD wouldnt do anything about it and would b***h at me because he would loose sleep holding our son because I would have to wipe my foot off then wash it off in the tub before I would do ANYTHING for our son. And then afer I would start feeding him BD would finish cleaning up the shit. Needless to say we had to shut him out of our room at night because of it.
And now my son ha tortured my cat the couple times I have tried to bring him back home and he started peeing on EVERYTHING. It is to the point now where we have to stay at my moms because I got put on bedrest with ID Twin Boys who tried to come 5 weeks early (already having them at 38 weeks so at 33 weeks we didnt want them here yet) and he has started to pee on things. When my son and I arent here my mom says he doesnt pee on anything its just because my son tortured him and be being pregnant again that he is major jelous because I had him before I had my children. SO yes I have heard of it happeneing and it really does suck. My cat mostly pees on clothes that are on the floor thank goodness not like furniture or anything but it is still annoying. I wouldnt know how to deal with a puppy who is doing it but it is a jelousy thing. Been there doing that with my cat.
Same thing with us! We might have to get rid of our dog before the baby comes. She's out of control. Im afraid she will try and hurt the baby when it gets here. She peed on our bed the other night and she has never acted this way before. Very strange
I'm afraid we'll need to find him a new home too, it makes me so sad to think about giving him up because he really is like my baby too, but I definitely can't risk him hurting our baby out of jealousy.
A friend told me that if you get a baby doll and put it around your dog and treat it as an actual baby that they will get use to.it. If they try to attack it punish them. So i tried it and lets just say that doll got destroyed. Lol
I tried to let him listen to a baby crying to see how he reacted to the noise, he started whining too. I'll have to try the doll, I hope he doesn't think if he acts like a baby he'll get more attention lol
<blockquote><b>Quoting Rachel.Suzanne:</b>" I tried to let him listen to a baby crying to see how he reacted to the noise, he started whining too. ... [snip!] ... he started whining too. I'll have to try the doll, I hope he doesn't think if he acts like a baby he'll get more attention lol"</blockquote>
Lol my dog was a very attention needy animal after I got pregnant & I was scared she'd get jealous of the baby too. She kept hiding my babys things from me & tearing up my clothes & the carpet
I had all the new baby clothes in a tote which my cat got into & peed on them. She's never done anything like that before. Other than that, she is glued to me these past few weeks. Talk to your vet....he/she can suggest ways to deal with your puppy's anxiety and possibly put him on something for it if necessary.