Dogs are really incredible creatures. Anyone who has ever spent an extended amount of time with one can attest to the fact that they share a closer bond with humans than virtually any other animal.
Loyal to a fault, more often than not unduly kind, and the most determined of protectors, there is a reason they’ve been man’s best friend since day one.
Every day we hear stories about how dogs have saved lives or warned people against upcoming dangers. That’s in no small part down to the fact they can so often detect things we can’t.
When parents Benjamin and Hope Jordan hired a babysitter to care for their newborn, Finn, their dog Killian, immediately realized that something was wrong. He would snarl at the babysitter whenever she got too close to Finn, as though he instinctually knew she had no place beside a vulnerable member of his family.
Benjamin and Hope Jordan had recently moved to Charleston, South Carolina, so they had to find a nanny to watch over their young child, Finn.
After doing their due diligence, they thought they’d found the right person. Five months after the sitter was hired, however, the parents began to notice a change in their dog’s behavior.
Benjamin told Fox News: “He started getting really defensive at first, he would stand in between her and our son, and then gradually turned into more aggression towards her. That’s when Hope really started to notice something’s wrong.”
He later went on to say: “He’s a very personable dog. He’s easy going, an eighty-pound lap dog, so for him to show aggression towards anyone is a sign to use that something’s wrong because he never shows aggression.”
With the growing suspicion of Hope, the couple decided to set an iPhone to record background noise. They left the phone under the couch for seven and a half hours in order to document what was going on when they weren’t around.
When Hope played the recording back it was, in her words, “a nightmare”.
“For seven and a half hours my son cried nearly the entire time. She was cursing at him, calling him horrible names, and the thing about it is it came for no reason. He wasn’t acting up, he hadn’t been crying until she left him alone in his crib for hours, or, of course, the physical a.b.u.s.e.”
Benjamin and Hope also heard “slap noise” over the audio, and sounds that alluded to the idea that Finn was being shaken.
Watch more on this heroic dog’s efforts in the video below:
The baby sitter in question is now fortunately behind bars where she should be, facing one to three years in prison!
Another example of why you should always take your dog’s behavior into consideration.
Without Killian’s warning, Finn’s parents might not have suspected the nanny’s a.b.u.s.e until it was too late. What a hero that dog truly is!