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    The "who is at fault" question does not always have the same answer, but it is NEVER the dog.
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    Some teens are jerks, but not all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furballs&dogbones View Post
    Some teens are jerks, but not all.
    I know, but the bad ones stand out and give me the wrong impression sometimes.

    If only every teenager loved dogs . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatMom1994 View Post
    Nighowl, little kids don't understand it is socially inappropriate to pet service animals. It should have been obvious to the mom your dog is not a regular pet. BTW are you deaf?
    WTF ! You totally miss the whole point of my post ! I wasn't even talking about the petting my service dog b/c I "it is socially inappropriate to pet service animals" ! I was talking about danger of allowing a baby or any child to get into a strange dog space especially a baby crawling right into a strange space and face ! I told the mother my dog is well trained , he was so well trained that complete strangers could walk right over him in a store . Some fools were going to walk right on my poor dog b/c the idiots thought my hearing dog was a toy ! Don't read stuff into my posts that NOT even there ! And what does my hearing have to do with this thread ? Mother was clueless about the risk of letting her baby try to get into a 'strange' dog space !

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    kids don't know any better, they need to be taught and its up to the parents to teach them and if they don't understand the dangers of approaching a strange dog then the parents need to keep the child safe even if it means keeping the kid with them at all times. Of course there is always the parent that is no smarter than the kid and encourages them to approach by saying "look at the pretty dog", you know the kid will want to run up to the dog to pet it. So who is to blame? Certainly not the dog but its the dog that gets in trouble if it bites the kid. I was out in my yard with Phoenix one day and a teenager rode by on his bike, he stopped right in front of the yard and said "what a beautiful dog, can I pet her as he was walking towards her, I said no, she will bite you, he hesitated then said dogs like me, I said this one doesn't, he got back on his bike but kept riding back and forth so I brought her inside. If this kid persisted in trying to pet her he would have gotten bitten. Who would have been at fault? The teenager of course, you'd think a teenager would know enough to not try to push things after he'd been warned but if she had been outside alone it would not have ended well for him.
    This happen to me with a my hearing dog , some mom told her child to look at pretty dog and guess what the kid wanted to run over and pet my dog. The dog I have now was once barking at another dog and a mother came up to me and asked if her child could pet my dog ! I couldn't believe it , I told the mom " No , my dog could bite her child by mistake while barking at another dog . The 2 dogs were barking at one another and I was trying to stop my dog and had to explain why it not a good time for child to pet my dog. UGH !

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    My daughter had taken her bulldog to the vet, while waiting a woman came in with something and a little girl about three, the child ran up to the bulldog grabbed him by the face and kissed him on the nose. Luckily the bulldog is very mellow and never bit anyone, he just looked at my daughter like "what's going on" My daughter told the woman its not a good idea to let the kid do that to a dog, the mother said "I keep telling her not to do but she still does".
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    My daughter had taken her bulldog to the vet, while waiting a woman came in with something and a little girl about three, the child ran up to the bulldog grabbed him by the face and kissed him on the nose. Luckily the bulldog is very mellow and never bit anyone, he just looked at my daughter like "what's going on" My daughter told the woman its not a good idea to let the kid do that to a dog, the mother said "I keep telling her not to do but she still does".
    Her job is to enforce the rule. If she does not want her kid to pet strange dogs, why doesn't she supervise the kid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    My daughter had taken her bulldog to the vet, while waiting a woman came in with something and a little girl about three, the child ran up to the bulldog grabbed him by the face and kissed him on the nose. Luckily the bulldog is very mellow and never bit anyone, he just looked at my daughter like "what's going on" My daughter told the woman its not a good idea to let the kid do that to a dog, the mother said "I keep telling her not to do but she still does".
    WOW ! that mom better get her act together and give her child some tough love before it too late !

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    My daughter had taken her bulldog to the vet, while waiting a woman came in with something and a little girl about three, the child ran up to the bulldog grabbed him by the face and kissed him on the nose. Luckily the bulldog is very mellow and never bit anyone, he just looked at my daughter like "what's going on" My daughter told the woman its not a good idea to let the kid do that to a dog, the mother said "I keep telling her not to do but she still does".
    Some parents need parenting.

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    Very difficult to continue seeing stories like this as someone who loves dogs. I'd like to see really solutions instead of bans on certain breeds. Why are people accepting of a bandaid? Shoot the dog & ban the breed. Doesn't seems like a true solution.

    I also wonder where was the parent or why aren't children taught to respect other's personal property & space. How hard is it to stay out of other people's yard? We tried to make our fenced area harder to access to keep our dogs in & other people out, but nothing is 100%. As a pet owner you can't rely on others to stay off your property. We've had neighbors walk into our backyard to look for "lost drones" (or enter another stupid reason aka being nosy) without permission.

    One of our dogs was very protective. It was his nature. We failed to discourage this or socialize him as a pup. Not everyone wants a super friendly dog. Our other dog wouldn't even bark at cars or people that came into our yard. If a child entered our fence where are dogs were... who's knows the out come? Either could have bit or worse. Personally, I see it as someone walking into my home without permission. I wouldn't react well, but we expect what from a dog?

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    I agree Zepmom, my shepherd is very aggressive and protective. She is never let out alone, I don't have a fenced in yard but I do have a very large kennel that on nice days she likes to go out and lay in the sun. You and I think alike, I like the fact that no one could come in my house and I don't have to worry about being attacked if I'm out walking her no matter what time it is. She loves my daughters and my son, NO ONE else, when I have company I put her in her kennel because I don't trust her. She is great with other animals, its just strangers she has an issue with. I've had german shepherds for years and I've learned that you always have to assume your dog will bite, you never know what will trigger an attack. And you can't depend on people controlling their kids. If we choose to have this kind of dog then we must be prepared to accept the responsibility of owning such an animal.
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    "And you can't depend on people controlling their kids."

    My question is simple: "Why not?" When a man and woman decide to have kids, they have to know that means having 100% control over where the kids are and all human-animal interactions.
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    knowing it and doing it are two different things!
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    Back to pit bulls, what can be done to raise awareness so people can stop triggering attacks by mixing up who the attacker is?
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    how about a large fine for backyard breeders, breeders that will breed anything with a pulse just to make money from the pups, well bred pits are not aggressive, but when they start mixing the genetics of who knows what, who knows what you'll get, most likely an unstable dog. Unless you are a registered breeder they should be fined for every day the dog is not spayed or neutered. That would cut down on a lot of the aggressive pits that are desired for fighting and boosting the ego of undesirables.
    he is your friend and protector, he will love you unconditionally, you owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion

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