LOVE the kids, HATE the annoying pet!
Advice for Caregivers

LOVE the kids, HATE the annoying pet!

by Martha Scully

The other day, we received an email from a nanny that just adores the children she cares for...but really hates their dog.

​I love the family and the kids I'm working with! But, their Portuguese Water dog I can do without. Firstly, this 100 lb dog thinks its a lap dog! Secondly, as soon as you turn your back, it's eating off the kids' plates and the kitchen counter. It's tail is like a constant moving rope, and is at the perfect height to whip the toddler in the face 75 times a day!! 

I'm at the end of my rope. How should I address this with the parents?

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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.