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    If I see a child trying to do something dangerous, and I can't find a parent, I will do what I can to stop it without physically damaging it. If that means verbally frightening or humiliating it - that's better than letting the child kill itself.

    Well, Hyacinth, so let's screw him up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie12345 View Post
    Unfortunately I have the opposite issue with my girl Chloe - being a muzzled greyhound children dont seem to be drawn to her at all and she would absolutely relish a pat from another kid outside of her home.
    That's sad...I'm sure she'd love a pat too. Is she allowed to have the muzzle off in an offleash park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    Deerhound I agree.

    Hyacinth, please don't have children. What you are saying is incredible!

    TKay, I am sorry you feel this way. The incident took place at a Cricket ground. Families were watching a game! It was safe enough to let a child wander freely.
    Not safe when only last week a child was taken from his front yard by someone who is still roaming freely on our streets. My kids would NEVER be "wandering freely" around anywhere without me right beside them aged 2! TWO! The child quite possibly isnt even toilet trained yet, how can it possibly know not to go into the carpark, or to stop at a road, or in this case approach a dog in the correct manner? Or what if the child was allergic to dogs? A 2 year old wouldnt know to stay away.

    I think you did the right thing, I am forever "educating" kids on how to approach my dog (now dogs). I dont mind them having a pat, but as long as they do it correctly and listen to me, if not then they can nick off!

    It is MY dog that will be put to sleep should it bite a child due to fear, I'm not going to risk it, so yes I would have done the same thing!

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    Mimi, what would YOU do if you saw a child about to cross a busy road? Call to it, and hopes it listens, scream at it to get its attention, pull it away, etc.? Assuming its parent/s is not around.

    I have no problem with people patting my dog, so long as they are introduced previously (that is, dog sniffs hand, etc). If a kid comes rushing up to my dog, you can bet I'll stop it from touching him, even if that means me simply standing between the two.

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    Mimi this is the last time I am really going to put effort in my posts in response to yours because honestly i think you are looking for a fight with a new comer more then anything else.

    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.
    Right, so we are going to ignore everything I have said previously??? To refresh your memory...

    He came back again when i was on the phone (i didnt see him creep up to us) and he put his face right in front of Chloes and grabbed her nose... I pulled chloe back straight away and told the kid to go away..

    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..
    So, a) i was on the phone, with my back turned, watching MY OWN child play b) i didn't yell or scream or rant or rave at him.. In fact I say perfectly clearly that i STERNLY told him not to run up, and i took his hand and walked him the other way; back to his mother...

    For what it's worth, I am studying education in particular primary, so whether you wish to give credibility to my parenting skills or not, I have sat through course after course of how to look after children, to teach, to redirect and to rectify bad behavior, with minimal conflict... As other's have said he's a 2- 3 yr old... You tell them to have a nap they scream, you tell them they cant have an icecream at 6:30 in the morning, guess what? THEY SCREAM.. It doesn't by any stretch that you give into them.. Or perhaps in your case, you do!

    To explain what was said, for anyone who cares.. Once i realised he was there I got chloe to move behind me, I told the boy " you don't pat a dog on it's face, you ask me first, she could bite and hurt you, and we don't want that do we? Now go back to your mum" Hardly SCREAMING or traumatizing him I can assure you..

    So no i dont feel bad not one little bit.. I feel i handled the situation the best way I could..

    TKay, I am sorry you feel this way. The incident took place at a Cricket ground. Families were watching a game! It was safe enough to let a child wander freely.
    Im sorry, where you there?? No thats right you weren't! This cricket ground, was NOT enclosed, and not far from the highway... It had a fairly busy street in close proximity to the playground which this boy could easily have walked straight out to... It was also in a very re-known 'dodge' area that has had a fair bit of trouble with attempted abductions lately.. Information completely irrelevant to this post.. But there's some back ground information for you...

    As i said Mimi i think you're looking for a fight more then anything, and I think you're making a LOT of assumptions on things you don't know.. From my knowledge, through to the cricket ground... Yet when given facts that explain WHY this angered me so much you ignore it.. So repeating what i said above, i really don;t have much more to say you directly Mimi, apart from thanks for the warm welcoming...

    Jessie12345, Im sorry to hear your girl misses out when you know her temperament so well, Im not upto date with greyhound laws (but i do know they do have to wear a muzzle at all times outside of the home) is that because of wildlife, cats etc or other reasons??

    FInally, Im sorry to those who have had to put up with my relations to Mimi.. I am in no way normally an agreesive person (not that I am being now i don;t think, just wanting to clear some facts up) but i will not let people assume things of me in which they have no clue.. The intention wasn't to stir anyone up at all, purely to have a mini vent (as the title suggests) with people who I thought would agree with me (as majority have)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikki View Post
    Not safe when only last week a child was taken from his front yard by someone who is still roaming freely on our streets. My kids would NEVER be "wandering freely" around anywhere without me right beside them aged 2! TWO! The child quite possibly isnt even toilet trained yet, how can it possibly know not to go into the carpark, or to stop at a road, or in this case approach a dog in the correct manner? Or what if the child was allergic to dogs? A 2 year old wouldnt know to stay away.

    I think you did the right thing, I am forever "educating" kids on how to approach my dog (now dogs). I dont mind them having a pat, but as long as they do it correctly and listen to me, if not then they can nick off!

    It is MY dog that will be put to sleep should it bite a child due to fear, I'm not going to risk it, so yes I would have done the same thing!
    I agree! a 2y/o wandering about the field alone, amoungst strangers...sheesh, NO WAY! A 2 y/o doesn't know what "hurting" is when they grab a dog...they treat them like a stuffed animal!
    And the bolded bit.....ditto!!!

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    Mimi I'm always watching my dog , that is my responsability .
    But it is not my responsability to be watching other peoples children.

    My dog isn't aggressive , but any dog could have a snap if startled or feeling threatened. So we 'bad' people do what we can to minimise danger to unsupervised toddlers , end of story.

    Beware of dog sign?!

    Do you really believe any of this rubbish you are sprouting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    ChoppaChop, aren't you watching your dog? Where are you when a child wonders to touch it? The responsible one is the adult and if you have children, you know full well that they do wander. As an adult, I expect to take responsibility and if I have a dog that bites, or is agressive, then I make sure that it is not amongst children or even adults that may get hurt. Jodz should have put a sign up saying "beware of dog". The parent would have payed attention then!

    In response to your question you are really gettin off the topic here. The child in question was not old enough to utter any words. In contrast to you, my blood is running really hot!
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    Ditto as well.

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    Look at the rubbish that preceeds ChoppaChop! The attitude so far is, "I'm here with MY dog, YOU'd better watch out!"
    Jodz, I am not looking for fights I was simply responding to what you wrote.
    By the looks of it, you have plenty of people who think and speak like you. So you're in good company!
    And I beg your pardon! I couldn't tell by your usage of language that you are in education. Humm is it a reference? Better educate those parents too!

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    Oh dear......more *head desk*


    We are not of the opinion that we're here with our dogs so everyone else lookout. We are simply trying to deter a potential tragedy.
    You say that toddlers and parents who don't have the foggiest where they are have the right to enjoy themselves.....well newsflash.

    So do we.

    I'm really sorry if you feel that the rest of us are only talking rubbish because sadly its owners like you that will add to the bite stats.

    When a child races upto your dog , no parent in sight and startles her enough to snap , don't come here complaining about "the idiots"
    And if you are going to be silly enough to say that my dog will never ever bite , then you probably shouldn't own a dog just yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    Look at the rubbish that preceeds ChoppaChop! The attitude so far is, "I'm here with MY dog, YOU'd better watch out!"
    Jodz, I am not looking for fights I was simply responding to what you wrote.
    By the looks of it, you have plenty of people who think and speak like you. So you're in good company!
    And I beg your pardon! I couldn't tell by your usage of language that you are in education. Humm is it a reference? Better educate those parents too!
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