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    Agree Newfsie!

    Pippi grew up popping down to my kids afterschool car eprogram almost every day and was always happy to see the kids.

    But when our mate stayed here a few weeks ago, all her little boy had to do was move a bit quick (hes 2) or kick his foot out, and she would "charge" him a bit growly. I think she was trying to play, but I wasnt risking anything so kept an extremely close eye on her when he was around.

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    When i think of dog attacks i think of all the screaming that goes on......And that only makes things worse.

    I know that when we have the occasional dog fight at the places I go, I always tell people to "shut-up, be quiet".......When you move in quiet and firmly, no screaming and yelling, you have so much more success breaking up a fight. Owners who scream only make things worse.......LOL.......another thing I learned from Annabelle
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    Yea I know what you mean, when I was growing up we had a border collie and a sbt who used to fight all the time (both bitches) and the first time every started screaming and freaking out (it was in the car though so that didnt help) and it just escalated.

    After that, it was always done just me and mum (I was about 13 or 14 or so when it started), and we would move in quickly and quietly and basically, our approach was to grab a collar each, and the minute there was an opening, pull them apart....we had tried other methods which never worked. The bc was fine, it was the staffy who would start them, and that we couldnt "turn off" (though she bit a couple of people during fights and that was always one way guaranteed to stop the fight, th eminute she realised it was a person, she would stop - she never bit anyone on purpose it was a "got in the way" type thing).

    Anyhoo...I agree, screaming definitely does not help!

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    My thoughts are that if you have animals that you routinely use to hunt pigs with and I dont care on breed here, that you have a responsibility to contain those dogs in an appropriate manner particularly if children are visiting.

    Children may squeal like pigs and be unpredictable which may trigger a reaction. A child is also going to scream like crazy if attacked. As a parent you also have a responsibility to not allow your child to be in that situation.

    Not knowing the full situation but the father and the dog owner both failed in their duty to protect that child and in not doing so failed the dogs as well.

    My dogs are very reliable with children but if I have young children visiting I restrict or crate them and allow them to interact in a supervised way and not all at once.

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    My dogs are very reliable with children but if I have young children visiting I restrict or crate them and allow them to interact in a supervised way and not all at once.

    Absolutely sound advice for everyone. Children need training on interacting with animals as well it is unfair to assume the dog will just 'know' they are small people. Dogs may be reliable but children often aren't.

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