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    You think "self defence" would be fair call when a dog is assaulted (touched) by anyone without permission. However back in the real world... best to fend off the kid before it gets near.

    I had two kids ask if they could pat my dog, who was by then upside down - her usual greeting. The funny thing about this and it all went well, was dad and the kids were in their PJS - Sunday Morning and Dad had sent the kids out to get the newspaper from their driveway. And where we were - I could hear Dad but I couldn't see him and he couldn't see us. I got minor revenge by asking the kids if they were having pancakes for breakfast... Daddy - are we having pancakes for breakfast, can we have pancakes for breakfast.

    An old blue heeler I used to live with - we'd put a wire muzzle on him and toddlers with no parents would try to put their fingers through the muzzle. I don't know what it is about some parents. No care and no responsibility, if something bad happens to their kid it's someone else's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    Jodz, you sound protective of Chloe. It is normal for children to want to pat a dog especially if it is a puppy. Standing on the sides alone with Chloe as you can see does not help. Children are attracted to pets like magnets. I used it as a socialization lesson for Mimi. I usually ask a child that stares at Mimi if he/she wants to pat her and then gently show him/her how to do it but only for a couple of seconds. It is also important for children not to be afraid of dogs. I feel sorry for that poor child that went off crying after you told him off. He probably will now be afraid of dogs and humans with dogs forever!

    Mimi I am very protective of the other kids more then Chloe as we have only had for 10 days and I haven't learnt a lot about her yet... I have learnt she's a very sociable dog and she seems very easy going, but we have only had her for 2 weeks now and I don't know what ticks her off...

    I would call it more being pro-active then scaring kids off... I am slowly bringing Chloe out into the world after 14 months of pretty much solidarity condiment but we had only been there a small amount of time and she was still settling (for lack of a better word) in the environment which was very new to her..

    I have NO problems about Kids patting her... As i said, i have a 6 yr old myself and her friends in and out of our house all afternoon every afternoon... I am more then happy for them to pat her or any other child out in the street, but I don't think it's too much to ask for the people to ask, at least that way I can get Chloe to sit and be prepared for it.

    Of course this 2 -3 yr old didn't have the maturity to ask, I've been through the toddler years... But where was the mother? Why was the mother no where near this child when he was on the other side of the pavilion and not in plain site (around a corner), why was the beer more important then her childs safety.. And why is this my fault?

    It's not my fault or my responsibility to look after this kid end of story.... And I will turn around and sternly tell the kid that you shouldn't run upto her mouth, and i will take his hand and re-direct him elsewhere.. why? Because if for some (insane) reason i was in this predictament that is what i would expect someone to do..

    The vent it about not being 'dog cautious' but it's also about the lack of parenting...

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    Oh Jodz, you made a 2 year old cry? If you were angry at the parents why not make them cry!
    I am sorry but this is not the way to teach parents to look after their children. No wonder you were sitting alone. Who would want to be your friend with an attitude like that!
    I was so proud of my puppy, I wanted the whole world to see it and pat it!!!
    Being a parent means understanding children and in this case you were cruel to that innocent child and I am surprised others here agree with your action. I think you are the one that needs parenting lessons. You are not a nice person.

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    Not having witnessed what happened I dont actually know how harsh Jodz was. But if making a 2 yearold cry because they did something that could have been dangerouse is the sign of a bad person then most people I know are bad people.
    I dont have children so maybe my views will change but my brothers son can be a little monster, if he runs towards a road or goes to touch something that could hurt him he's gonna get growled at, badly and yes he will cry but he wont do it again.

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    You're right Bordeaux. He wont do it again. Ever! And that's a good thing?
    Jodz said that she was sitting far away on purpose. How come she didn't see the child come? Did he/she spring out of nowhere? Why did she wait until the child came that close to Chloe to tell him/her off? Why didn't Jodz move away if she was that scared? I am sorry but if Jodz felt bad afterwards, it means she was wrong in what she did! And by her account, she was! It is cowardly to attack a defenseless child and is a case of David against Goliath! I hope the parents gave her an earful because this is what I would have done had it been my child! Besides, I don't know how you socialize a dog by keeping it away from anyone. Ridiculous really.
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    As I said we dont know how harsh she was, it could have been so bad he'll he scared of dogs forever and yes that would be bad or it could have been just that he had been told no. As a child I didn't have to be yelled at to cry, I cryed a the drop of a hat.

    And I would have thought that being told off and learning not to go up to strange dogs would be better than the possibility of being biten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodz View Post
    Mimi I am very protective of the other kids more then Chloe as we have only had for 10 days and I haven't learnt a lot about her yet... I have learnt she's a very sociable dog and she seems very easy going, but we have only had her for 2 weeks now and I don't know what ticks her off...

    I would call it more being pro-active then scaring kids off... I am slowly bringing Chloe out into the world after 14 months of pretty much solidarity condiment but we had only been there a small amount of time and she was still settling (for lack of a better word) in the environment which was very new to her..

    I have NO problems about Kids patting her... As i said, i have a 6 yr old myself and her friends in and out of our house all afternoon every afternoon... I am more then happy for them to pat her or any other child out in the street, but I don't think it's too much to ask for the people to ask, at least that way I can get Chloe to sit and be prepared for it.

    Of course this 2 -3 yr old didn't have the maturity to ask, I've been through the toddler years... But where was the mother? Why was the mother no where near this child when he was on the other side of the pavilion and not in plain site (around a corner), why was the beer more important then her childs safety.. And why is this my fault?

    It's not my fault or my responsibility to look after this kid end of story.... And I will turn around and sternly tell the kid that you shouldn't run upto her mouth, and i will take his hand and re-direct him elsewhere.. why? Because if for some (insane) reason i was in this predictament that is what i would expect someone to do..

    The vent it about not being 'dog cautious' but it's also about the lack of parenting...


    Well said Jodz...

    I do the same as you, whenever a child "without" a parent present approaches me & Floyd & wants to pat him, ( I know & trust Floyd, know that he would luv the pats from other kids etc,) but i still tell them noooo & to go away, it's not my responsibility to watch over other children, it's their parents job to supervise their own kids etc. I educate my kids about what & what not to do when approaching strange dogs & to ask the dog owner before they pat a strange dog & my kids know the drill, so i cant see why other parents cant do the same bloody simple thing.

    I do my best at trying to inform irresponsible parents about how their children should not just approach strange dogs & the risks of it. Some parents listen & take note & others just couldn't be bothered

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    We are talking about a TODDLER!!! A baby!!!

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    Yeah so what, it doesnt matter what the age is..

    I wouldn't care what the age of a child is, i would rather see a child cry over the words nooo, than to see it hurt my dog or cause my dog to defend its self by nipping or biting a child, my dog imo has the right to be respected & given its own space.

    No bloody way would i ever risk my dog having to put its self in defense mode & then run the risk or be target for death by the authorities because he bit a child that wanted to pat him, i would rather tell a child noo & see it cry if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    We are talking about a TODDLER!!! A baby!!!
    All the more reason his mother should have been watching him.

    Quite honestly I couldn't car less if he went off crying. I can tell you now, if he had got bitten he would have been crying alot more, and the poor dog would have been to blame. I very much doubt being told off for grabbing a dog will make him scared of dogs for his while life. What if he had been bitten - now THAT WOULD have scared him off dogs.
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