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Did your dog act different towards you before labour Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
16th Jul '13

As the subject says...



I have two dogs, a rotti and a Dalmatian. When I first got pregnant my Dalmatian miraculously stopped jumping up on me and started being really gentle. Today when I was outside for the first time ever he didn't want to play fetch but came and laid next to me while I hung the washing and just whimpered. Then my rotti who usually just walks right into me or almost knocks me over came up and put his nose against my belly and just stood like that for ages. Totally out of character for the brh of them.



I don't think I'm in labour or anything, but did your dog start doing things like the above the closer you got?

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
16th Jul '13

My one dog started to lay on my lap right against my stomach about a month before LO was born and the other one always wants attention no matter what.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
16th Jul '13

Our dogs were usually pretty lone rangers. They would have their places and just chill there. A few weeks before I went into labor they both started sleeping at my feet at all times. One head on each foot. It was cute but really weird for them. And our jumping dog quit jumping too.

MamaTay[Kennedi] 1 child; Greenville, Texas 4242 posts
17th Jul '13

My dog sat between me and whoever was in the room with me.Shed growl if people were shady/got too close. After my daughter was born,.and a day after she had puppies, a dog tried to sniff my daughter and she grabbed him by the face and dragged him away.
I hated having to put her up for adoption, but it had to be done. She always created barriers. Even at the place we put her up for adoption at, she still wouldnt let anyone close to my daughter with out her being in the middle. I hate myself for putting her up for adoption. But she has a home and has 2 dog friends to play with and a big yard. All the thimgs I couldnt provide her with.

1stTimeBabyMaker 1 child; California 3904 posts
17th Jul '13

My pups like to curl up next to me on the couch and rest their heads on my belly(: shiva my little girl pup, does this most and while doing it today Abigail kicked her and shiva jumped up like "what the hell was that?!" Lol all wide eyed!

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2518 posts
17th Jul '13

Actually yes she did act differently! I have a crazy jack Russell, she stopped jumping on me and just followed me around everywhere, even the bathroom lol. She was like my shadow. She kept trying to get in my lap but my belly got in the way so she'd lie beside me instead with her head on my lap. I don't know how many times I almost tripped over her too. I walked her loads the last month to get some exercise and because I knew someone else would walk her for a while after the baby was born (my mother offered to). Usually she tries to drag me along coz she loves being out on a leash but at that time she walked quietly by my side. On the night I went into labour she was unsettled and whingey. When I was trying to rest during the early labour she kept trying to lie behind my knees, not a great place coz I was rolling around in agony! She pined after me while I was in hospital and when I got home she accidentally jumped onto my c section scar.....oh the pain! She gradually quietened down and thank god wasnt jealous of the baby, just curious lol. She was also protective and watched everyone who came into the house, not growling or anything but she'd plant herself in front of the Moses basket and wait till I picked my daughter up, then she'd go away and settle in her own bed.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
17th Jul '13

My dog is acting differently. Ive always been her favorite, but the last 2 weeks she is constantly at my heels.
Shes a beagle and sleeps about 23 hours a day, when Maximus wakes up she leave my room and goes into the basement till about noon, but lately shes up as soon as I get up and stays at my feet all day.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" My dog is acting differently. Ive always been her favorite, but the last 2 weeks she is constantly at ... [snip!] ... leave my room and goes into the basement till about noon, but lately shes up as soon as I get up and stays at my feet all day."</blockquote>




I honestly think they know and their instincts tell them something's happening before we know.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
17th Jul '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" My dog is acting differently. Ive ... [snip!] ... all day."</blockquote> I honestly think they know and their instincts tell them something's happening before we know."


definitely.



I have a few close friends who are very big animal people, trained, educated, etc.



When Maximus was born, our dog NEVER had anything to do with him. Seriously its like they didnt even know about each other.
My friends say its because of the cancer he had, that she knew something was 'wrong' with him and in the wild they would reject family with something like that.



Crazy eh....but I totally think its true. They are BFFs now lol, but it took till he was 3