Re: Vizslas and new babies - "pointing" at the baby
Our son Jackson just turned a year old last week, our V (Axlel) is 3 years old. I remember being very apprehensive about bringing our newborn home and how Axel would react, would he be aggressive, etc. Axel was awesome right from the day we brought our son home, somewhat curious and alittle nervous, but nothing out of the ordinary. A year later they are best buddies, Axel never touches his toys or stuffed animals, he almost seems to have a natural instinct to know what are his toys and which are not? He does occassionally get jealous when we go out on a family outing and unfortunately he is not allowed to come, and I do feel guilty about this, however I try to bring him along wherever I go if it's possible. I am looking forward to when our son starts to walk, so that he can really chase the dog around the house and let them entertain each other and wear each other out... The one regret I have is that I am not able to take Axel out on our 2 hour hikes daily as we used to do before having the baby, it's just very hard to do at this time. We do try to take him to doggy daycare alittle more often so he gets to socialize with other dogs and gets plenty of exercise. At least he is home with us all day and does not get neglected, but I will say this our son is our number 1 priority and Axel is lower on the totem pole.(He may not think so) It is what is and he may not be as happy as he was a couple of years ago but when you have a baby things change in your life. I am sure when our son is alittle older we will be able to go on more hikes and adventures... Don't get me wrong, we go for walks everyday, it's just harder pushing that **** baby stroller around everywhere with a dog in tow. I have to buy one of those BoB strollers so we can go on more rougher terrain walks.