Amanda - posted on 02/13/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
I have a 16 month old son and two older dogs-about 9 years old. My 16 month old really likes the dogs; he will give them hugs and kisses. However, when he's not hugging or kissing them he is tormenting them in some way- kicking, hitting, or chasing are the three most common. I tell him no everytime and try to redirect him, but it seems like once he starts, it's really hard to get him to stop. The dogs have been great about it so far and will normally come to me when he is pestering them, but I would certainly hate for him to get hurt. If anyone has any ideas on how I can get my toddler to stop abusing the dogs, I would greatly appreciate it!