So here's the situation. While my brother is deployed My Parents decided to help out by taking his kids for a few months so his wife could get their affairs in order and go to school. I watch them during the day since I work night shifts. My niece is 7 no problems on that end. Her brother is 2 and he's in the I'll just smack you if I feel like it phase.
My dog is 6 generally very docile with kids but my nephew is literally beating her up. He smacked her in the face with a dog toy, rammed a toy train into her foot and cracked a toenail,he keeps jumping on her when she's below him( like laying on the floor by my bed or a sofa) and tonight he grabbed her tail and tried to blow a raspberry up there.
I noticed she tries to avoid him and she's growled a few times after he's fallen on her ( which is when I take her to my room to get some quiet time )but this time understandably she got really freaked out barked and pushed him away then immediately ran to me. She hasn't bared her teeth or anything I think she just wanted to be clear he needs to back off .
I'm getting baby gates on payday but I wanted to ask for any tips on how to explain to my nephew that he's hurting her. I've tried time outs and not letting him have the snacks he likes but he doesn't seem to take to it
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