Post # 1
Would you all feel safe visiting a house at 14-20 weeks pregnant, with three large, untrained(great dane, boxer, golden retriever) dogs?
When I say untrained, I mean…constantly jumping on you, barking, pooping, scratching, the great dane knocks the wind out of you with its tail. Even when you’re sitting down they jump up on you.
I wanted to make sure I wasn’t overreacting before I decline due to the dog situation.
Post # 3
@AnonBeeLee: pregnant or not, I wouldn’t go. I hate large dogs to begin with, but especially when they’re not well behaved.
Post # 4
I’m not pregnant, but I dont think I would have a problem with it. I have 3 dogs of mine own, one of whom is a jumper and one of whom weighs almost 100lbs. So I’m pretty used to it.
But if you’re not comfortable with dogs, then I can understand why you wouldnt.
Edit: By jumper, I mean he’ll jump on your lap for cuddles when you’re sitting down. Not like he runs around jumping on everybody.
Post # 5
I absolutely love dogs. These dogs? Not so much.
I’m just concerned that they will knock me to the ground, which they’ve done before when I haven’t been pregnant. I’m high risk already and it’s added stress.
Post # 6
Well when we visit my parents between our dogs and theirs we have 6 rambuncious pups. BUT they do listen for the most part. I’m just careful to sit at the end of the couch and curl my legs up to kinda sit fetal position. Now knowing what I do about pets I’d say if they are really as bad as you say, def don’t go. Good luck
Post # 8
@AnonBeeLee: I love dogs, but I have a giant breed (a St. Bernard) so I know what those larger breeds are capoable of in terms of power. My dog doesn’t even mean to and he sometimes pushes me just right where I almost topple over.
I am 16 weeks pregnant, and no, I would not go into a house of jumping dogs. The barking and poioping whatever as long as it is cleaned up, but the jumping and knocking you down would concern me.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t have a problem; Until 22 weeks I was still pretty small & agile. Large dog trying to jump on me would get a swift karate chop to the paws & deflected off my butt/knee.
At the same time, if you’re less agile, it would be good to ask the owners to put them in another room when you come in (the MOST exciting time for dogs!!)
Post # 10
I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I’m used to large dogs – my dad owns two year-old lab-collie puppies who are about 90 pounds each and their legs are soooo long. Bear’s head nearly comes up to my ribs lol.
If you’re ever around large (or any size) jumping dogs, the second they get near you give them a swift knee to their chest. That usually knocks them back or at least deters them.
Also, as another poster said, maybe have the owner put the dogs up when you come in. Or if you’re really that worried, have them stay in another room or outside while you’re there.
Post # 11
@AnonBeeLee: Great danes are extremely strong dogs. I’ve seen my friend’s dog completely rip apart the frame of a sofa before, because she was bored. Not to imply they’re viscious, just strong strong dogs. So no, I would not feel comfortable in that situation.
Post # 12
@AnonBeeLee: If you cant stand them, then I completely understand. I usually love all dogs as well, but I’d be lying if I said there hasnt been times I wish someone else’s dog would go away.
Post # 13
I love dogs of all sizes but I detest untrained dogs…or, more specifically, I detest the negligent owners of untrained dogs. I wouldn’t visit this house pregnant or not….but if I didn’t have a problem with ill-behaved large dogs, I don’t see a big safety risk here. 14-20 weeks is still very early and bumps/falls, while scary, are very very rarely concerning in terms of danger.
Post # 14
Here’s a little more info on the situation (from last year when I wasn’t pregnant): http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/in-law-woes-help-please#axzz2j7Tey93k
Post # 15
I LOVE big dogs…. so i’d probably just make sure they didn’t jump on my belly and make DH gaurd me. lol
Post # 16
Not pregnant but I have a very large dog much like you describe. He is trained and he’s still a whirlwind of big.
So, yeah. I’d feel safe. I don’t see a safety risk. Unless your pregnancy is super red alert high risk (In which case you shouldn’t be out of bed in the first place), there shouldn’t be a problem. Pregnant women aren’t as delicate and fragile as they think they are.
@DaisyBelle: While this method does work, you can tear their diaphram. This is not a training method, this is a “My life is in mortal danger, I need this dog off me.” If I ever saw someone knee a dog in the chest and they weren’t actively being mauled, they’d end up hearing my two cents. Injuring and potentially killing the dog should not be an option. Even a delicate knee can hurt a dog since their diaphram is stretched and exposed in the “up” position. If someone did this to my dog? So help me god, the dog would be the least of your worries.