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    I didnt say YOU said it was an attack, I was just saying what I thought the bite looked at.

    3 and a half is not too young to lie, but I dont think he would lie about it. Children are led very easily though. Maybe he doesnt want to get the dog in trouble and he thinks if he says he didnt touch it then it wont. Who knows...

    Like I said, you arent going to find out ever 100% what happened.

    Maybe the dog was eating an dhe walked past, maybe he walked past the dog quietly and gave it a fright. There are sooo many scenarios, but clearly he was near to the dog for the bite to even had happened. Best thing will be to talk to the owners and see what you can piece together.

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    I am sorry that i put quotations around attack when i wrote it as you are right, however you are asking for this dog to be put to sleep so you are in fact implying that the dog attacked your son.

    Anyways, like i said at the end of my ramble, i am not on either side of this thread.

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    Sorry dan4nas if I have come across catty it was not meant to, I am a little stressed this evening.
    What I meant is I understand that the dog was not going for my son maliciously but in its own mind was defending itself or its territory, however my decision is based on the fact that It was multiple bites which means the dog has had drawn blood knowingly at least once. If it was a nip or clearly one bite I would not be so upset but this dog has taken at least one more shot, and from another angle so he has had to physically turn to take another bite.
    It is not attack in the sense the dog has bitten him for no reason I understand my son could have hurt the dog but he did not have to respond with such violence even if he did pull his tail or similar, especially since this dog has been around kids as young as 1yrs-5yrs regularly.

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    Ooooh this is tough. You should definately meet with the owners and maybe get to see the dog and how it behaves.

    One of my boys was bitten on the face by a dog when he was about 3. While I didn't see the incident, I knew the dog was not naturally agressive and so came to the conclusion my son may have somehow irritated her by repeatedly trying to pet her or lift her or chase her around. I left it at that and had a chat with my son emphasising that if a dog is being annoyed it will walk away and don't follow it because the only way a dog knows how to say 'go away' is with a bite. I agree this does not look like an attack wound.

    Your son looks like a tough cookie. I'm glad he wasn't seriously injured. Good luck with the outcome.

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    My opinion and entirely my own.
    I am a mother and a grandmother.
    This is a horrendous thing to happen.
    I would be asking why my child was with this dog.
    I would also be wondering what my 3 year old had done to maybe provoke it.
    I believe that these things happen due to adults not supervising properly.

    I am so sorry for your son and I hope he recovers well.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I agree super vision is part of it. I am having coffee with my friend and explaining why I wont be asking for her to baby sit again.
    Also Di when I asked me friend to watch him I was not told that she would be taking him anywhere let alon near a dog

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    I wasn't accusing you of anything. I would be incredibly pissed off (understatement) if this had happened to my child in the care of someone I trusted.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    This is a toughie.........But I know children are important and I know the dog did bite. But I know from my own experience, being bitten when I was about that age, that it can happen. This was my families own dog. He did not get PTS......he was a lovely dog and I probably unintentionally did something for it to happen. My parents love me, but also adore the dog and knew his character.
    I think you are going to have to trust the owners here and see what the dog is like in his own environment. It might all just have been a simple accident. And they do happen.
    always say all dogs bite when someone asks "do my dogs bite". But I do everything to prevent it.
    I hope you can make peace with whatever decision you make.
    Pets are forever

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    I am meeting the dog and the owners tomorrow afternoon we will go from there

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    Let us know how it goes.

    Good luck.

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