If you grew up with a pet, you'll definitely appreciate this! How much more fun can you possibly have!?
“My dog loves my baby…he always licks him!” This is a comment from
parents that will trigger me to ask many questions they may find silly
such as: Describe the licks for me…are they fast, slow, quick and then
dog moves away? Is it a full tongue or tiny bit? Full lick or quick
flick? Is the child sitting and the dog approaches or vice versa, what
level of mobility does the child have, is food present or remnant? So
many questions…right??? But these questions help us to gather
information to help us try to understand what the dog may be
communicating. Details,context and patterns are essential aspects in
understanding our dogs.
Here is a video that shows an example of a behavior pattern I have observed over the years in many dog and baby/toddler cases. (SubFeed)