rkrdan Posted June 26, 2013 Report Share Posted June 26, 2013 Hey guys, my wife and I are expecting our first baby due in Nov! We have a 6 yr old Border Collie and we are wanting to know from people with experience with BC's and Children if you guys have any tips? We have some concerns that I will lay out to see if anyone else has any experience with. She hasn't really been around children too much. She would meet children when we are on walks, etc and she does fine and lets them pet her as long as its 1 or 2 children, groups are a problem, but it's never been in a household environment, etc. There have been times when we were walking and an entire group of very small children ran at us excited because there was a dog and came over to try to pet her. Our dog got very very scared and overwhelmed and showed signs of aggression. She didnt bite anyone as I quickly saw the signs and was able to calm her and comfort her and things were ok. My sister-in-law just had a baby and when she brought the newborn over, our dog would come over to sniff him in his car seat or while we were holding him and then just ignored him the rest of the time. But my concern lies when the child is starting to crawl around, walk, etc. When other dogs are around she tries to herd them all the time and bite at their back legs/heels. This is the #1 concern for us with a small child. She also likes to chase small animals. Whenever we have had other dogs over, they love our fenced in backyard, but it ALWAYS ends up with the two dogs standing still in the middle of the yard or in a corner because our dog has decided to herd them and wont let them run around and have fun. Please let me know if these could be concerns with children and what we can do now to work on it so it doesnt become an issue. Thanks so much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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