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    When having a look at my dog's foot the other day (after noticeing a limp) she nipped at me.... To me that was warning, she had reason to do it, she was hurting and that was her way of letting me know to go away. She shows no other signs of agression at all, if she did I would be rehoming her. I had a skim of the other thread and think that if I were in your situation with these behaviours, I would strongly be considering rehoming the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikki
    I had a skim of the other thread and think that if I were in your situation with these behaviours, I would strongly be considering rehoming the dog.
    With something like this, that can certainly be tied to dominance issues- is it fair to both the dog and the new owner to pass these issues on when they CAN be fixed? This too, seems like the easy way out...

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    Yeah!
    Why re-home and not do everything you can to at least try to correct the behaviour?

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    I think it would be the correct thing for "me" to do in this situation. With my lack of knowledge with dogs and certain behaviours, and my kids I dont think it is something I would be able to do. For one I would have trust issues with the dog after one bite and I dont think that would be fair on the dog. However rehoming the dog to someone else who has the time and knowledge to correct the behaviours would be my option.

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    I've been bitten by a horse, kicked by a shetland, bitten by my cat, bitten by a cockatiel, headbutted by an agro sheep, bitten by a pet rat & guinea pig and bitten by a dog. Why is it sooo black and come a dog bite, yet all other animals...it's OK?

    ETA: What if the vet is examining your dog, and the vet gets bitten...is it that black and white there too?
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    Some time ago an elderly couple surrendered their two dogs to me. I spoke with them at length about the dogs proir to taking them on.
    When i picked them up one of the dogs snapped twice at their grandchildren who patted them on the head to say goodbye. Not a good start.

    During the next 3 days I assesed him and had his health checked by my vet.

    He was an accident waiting to happen and very unpredictable. He was pts in my arms.

    Its very difficult to give advice over an internet forum.

    If you have any doubts or concerns about the decisions you need to make, seek a very experienced and sought after behaviourist who can guide you through the decision making process.

    What your little dog has done is totally unacceptable, your child could have easily lost an eye or been badly scared.

    If I was in this position, and one of my dogs had done this I would pts immediately.

    I would never rehome a dog under these circumstances.

    I am sorry you are in this postion, and wish you all the best with what you decide.

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    I'm so sorry Cowgirl. But as a mother and dog owner you have my full suppot. I have to agree with Choppa hre. A dog going for a child's face is the end of the road.

    That is not a warning attack. That is for real.

    Occy - yes, children should be supervised with dogs. But if a dog is not trained safely to the point where it recognises that a child, as with any human, is well above it in the pecking order then that dog has no place in our ordered society.

    Dogs should know their place. And yes, it is people's fault if they don't. But if they absolutely don't, ans they are willing to cross that forbidden line, they are excluded from our pack. There is no returning from that.

    I'm sorry.
    This demonstrates a lack of understanding of dog behaviour your part Nattylou. Might pay you to go read up on resource guarding.

    Now - a question - The GSD bit - he did not maul - that means he let go immediately, no? (the person who posted about this can clear this up for us I am sure). One bite from a gsd can do a lot of damage - trust me, I know!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    This demonstrates a lack of understanding of dog behaviour your part Nattylou. Might pay you to go read up on resource guarding.

    Now - a question - The GSD bit - he did not maul - that means he let go immediately, no? (the person who posted about this can clear this up for us I am sure). One bite from a gsd can do a lot of damage - trust me, I know!!
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    Hmm, I just asked my daughter about when she got bitten by Falcon...and I mentioned that some ppl think he should have been taken to the vet and get PTS....she's crying now...with Falcon on her lap

    Each dog, each child, each home is different...we all have different views.
    what the???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    what the???
    What?? Please explain??

    Do you think I should hide the fact (to her)that ppl think if a dog bites, they should be PTS, end of story?
    She is 8, she is with me all the time when I am out with the dogs and at dog obedience. If she is going to do something to a dog she is not supposed to do...such as picking up our little dog when she knows NOT TO....and ends up being bitten..she needs to know the consequesnces.

    Had she been a daughter of some other members here...she would be sitting there with NO dog...the dog would be dead!

    My daughter has learned a valuable lesson.

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