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    Hi Natty

    I will bow out now ,this is getting us nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Actualy Fedra,yes I would.
    My dog bit a child.
    My dog gets PTS.

    I'm not going to keep going with this back and forth,the OP needs to decide which is more important,dog or child.
    Well, that's very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    Yes I have in fact. I know child deserves to be safe and all that's why my voice goes to 1. assessment and evaluation and 2. rehoming to an experienced owner.

    I seriously do believe that a solution for this problem exists as well as a good possibility to fix it. Unless there's an incurable health issue.

    Choppa, I was not yelling at you, just emphasizing the point, ok?

    Tell me Choppa, if for whatever reason your dog bit your kid and for instance, you haven't been around to see what's happened, you'd go and PTS your dog? I know I wouldn't, and I own a 40 kg rottweiler. I'd be pissed off, angry, mad, whatever, but I wouldn't just go and kill my dog without trying to find out what happened and why.
    This is far more than one bite Fedra! Why are you intent on simplifying it so??

    This is not one silly, mouthy bite. It was deliberate and intentional.

    This is a serious bite on a child of only 18 months old most recently

    That required a doctor.

    I suggest you read through proir posts and get up to speed on the background and serious concerns regarding this dog if you have not already done so.

    And IF you remain convinced that everything is fine I suggest you offer to take on this dog yourself!! Let me know what you decide!

    Perhaps you can donate to the behaviourist needed to get a Proffesional, assesment! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowgirl View Post
    We will be seeking professional help when visiting the vet for desexing. I did not and never have asked for sympathy thankyou very much and I quite take offence at that statement. Advice yes. Thankyou to those who have without prejudice, offered it.

    I fully take responsibility for the actions of my dog and have never pointed the finger at anyone else in this situation. If I get bad news from the vet or behaviourist then I will do what is necessary.

    While I appreciate your opinions Choppa, you are being somewhat offensive. Perhaps I am taking it the wrong way and if so I apologise, however I do not think so.
    Wishing you all the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Occy, I think you mean me? If not, ignore my post.
    No, the dog in question did not maul to my understanding. Heck, if he did the boy would have been dead!
    To clarify, the 3 boys were in backyard, picked up the mangled bone off the ground. Dog was quite a distance away. Dog saw boy with bone in his hand, boy lifted the bone to throw it and dog jumped up and bit his face. Dog let go after all the boys started screaming and both mothers ran out. Dog's fur was still up and he was not a happy chappy.
    I was not there. This version of events was given to me later at the hospital, but all parties did give the same details. In describing the dog to me, I am also suspicious that it was a cross-breed, but that is neither here nor there.

    However, as someone has pointed out, this happening has nothing to do with the OP's current situation. Hopefully I will be forgiven for transgressing?
    Trangressing...digressing...all the same at 12:30am...

    Sounds like the dog was not in the wrong - sounds like he was just being protective.

    You can't save all dogs. In this particular case I image things have gone beyond the point of no return and a decision will be made. I stand by what I first said - it sounds as though this dog should be pts- however there are other options to try first if the OP is willing - if not - and fair enough, there is only so much one can do - then not.

    Whatever the case may be, I hope the best decision for the dog is made

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    DA I agree so much with you're post about the aggression towards each! So much so, I don't think i could of written it any differently myself!

    I hadn't seen the previous posts made by Cowgirl, and I must admit after seeing the other issues the dog has had (and for some time now) I will withdraw my first opinion of rehoming, i don't think those issues are ones which should be passed on to another owner...

    I hope the behavior "test" (for lack of a better word) goes well, and the assessor gives you some encouragement that the dogs ways can be changed etc, I hope you can keep you're 4 legged family member.. I do hope that if the news isn't on the better side that you do contemplate and seriously think about putting him to sleep, as I think having a ticking time bomb of a dog and such a young child together is a bad idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    This is far more than one bite Fedra! Why are you intent on simplifying it so??
    I am NOT simplifying it Billy. This is not JUST one bite because the issue wasn't addressed properly from the begining. I could even feel free to say that it wasn't addressed from the very moment the dog walked into their lives. One problem (here bite) leads to another or gets worse if not treated. We are all intelligent enough to know that, aren't we?

    This is not one silly, mouthy bite. It was deliberate and intentional.
    Dogs do not bite deliberately and intentionally. Dogs don't plan attacks, premaditate them like we people do. Dogs are not people.

    This is a serious bite on a child of only 18 months old most recently
    I understand that but that was a spark waiting to escalate into a huge bushfire. I told Cowgirl what I thought months ago when she first posted her problem.


    I suggest you read through proir posts and get up to speed on the background and serious concerns regarding this dog if you have not already done so.

    And IF you remain convinced that everything is fine I suggest you offer to take on this dog yourself!! Let me know what you decide!
    I have read all the posts and I do think this is a serious problem. But I don't think an animal should be destroyed because we people have failed somewhere in the process. My decision is irrelevant, it's really up to no one else but Cowgirl. But my opinion stays the same, however.

    Perhaps you can donate to the behaviourist needed to get a Professional, assessment! LOL
    haha very funny. Maybe I would if I was in Australia. Perhaps I'd even think of taking a little one under my roof or try helping otherwise. Since I'm not, I can only give advice on-line unfortunately.

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    Cowgirl, your priority is your child and your family's safety. Since you cannot trust this dog not to bite, then it has to go. Where should it go and what to do with it is your decision only. I agree with Choppa on this.

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    Just thought you might like an update. We have since had the dog desexed and he has been at the professional dog trainers also. He has not bitten anyone since the incident. He is much more relaxed and is also becoming much more obedient. We are still vigilant with him and children but he has shown no aggression since the desexing and training.

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    Great news. I hope it continues. Hugs.

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