Hulk was a 175lb American Pit Bull Terrier owned by Marlon and Lisa Grennan. He was a powerful dog. He could easily break a person’s arm if he bit down on it with full power.
Marlon Grennan had a company named Dark Dynasty K9s that train protection dogs for the rich, the celebrities, and the police. He lived in New Hampshire with his family together with Hulk and other American Pit Bull Terriers.
Lisa Grennan just gave birth to Jackson. Marlon wanted to introduce the baby at once to Hulk, who is twenty-two times bigger than the baby.
Hulk might get excited and may not know how to act around the baby in an acceptable way. That is why it’s crucial that Lisa or Marlon should lay down the terms. Marlon’s advice was that the human must always lead the way.
Hulk could only come close to the baby when Lisa calls him. Lisa was okay with having Hulk around the baby. Hulk was gentle, not only with babies and kids but also with other dogs.
Hulk would follow Lisa and the baby everywhere. He would watch over Jackson when Lisa puts him down on the crib or the swing. Hulk would sit by him and watch over him.
Lisa trusted that the dogs would be gentle around her baby. She still monitored the dogs, but she knew that they would treat the baby like their own.
Jackson was not the first baby that Hulk had to watch over. He grew up with Jackson’s older brother, Jordan. They would hang out together. Jordan would play the harmonica, and Hulk would sing along.
Jordan wanted to be a dog trainer like his dad when he grows up. He liked taking Hulk out for walks. For him, Hulk was like a big puppy.
Marlon and Lisa trained Hulk from a young age to get used to little things that would usually annoy or startle dogs like making loud noises and pulling on the tail or ears. They call this imprinting.
Imprinting helps a dog get used to all these stimuli. Even if a child does these things from behind, the child won’t get hurt because the dog is used to them all. That’s why Marlon and Lisa trust Hulk and the other dogs with their lives.
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