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Old 09-22-2012, 08:00 AM   #14
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Thanks for all of the advice! It's nice to hear it's not my fault. I really do want her to work out, if she adjusts I know she'll be a great pet.

I can't figure out what triggers her. This morning she ran up to DS playfully.

I have googled a lot and the kids know to back off when she growls. The two snapping incidents were not preceded by growls. I don't correct her for growling...I know it's a warning. I've thought about maybe have the kids give her a treat every time they go close to her.

Her crate is in the living room where we spend most of our time. Should I move it? Should I get a dog bed and make her chew her chews there? As it is she lays on the rug by the couch in front of her crate. The kids were near there when she snapped at them.

I just don't know what to do! I can give her more time and just be extra cautious with the kids. And even though I don't have experience with dealing with this, I'm very good at googling
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