At 13 mos she is not aware that what she is doing can get her bitten or hit back. At this point you are going to have to "stay on top of her" to keep her safe. Remove her from the situation, tell her, "We don't hit, bite, etc" on move her to something else. She isn't going to "remember" for several more months, She doesn't yet have that capacity. With your consistency, though, she will learn that this is unwanted behavior. Be patient, and try to protect the dog from her. Some dogs will be patient for a while, until that ONE time when they had enough, or they really got hurt by the child and they will react instinctively. You don't want that to happen, and you can see if coming, so avoid it at all costs. Remove the dog or but up a gate where she can't get to the dog, or put the dog out if you can. As far as her hitting others, it is how they learn social skills. NOT that you let her, but you TEACH her we don't hit. Good luck!
at 11:35 AM on Mar. 17, 2009