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    Just wanted to say I am very sorry for you cowgirl, it is a difficult decision. One that I would not want to make myself…… and honestly one that I couldn’t make myself without having a very well regarded behaviourist assess him first and also very thoroughly vet check to ensure they is nothing medially that could be making him unconformable/snappy. What ever you decide I wish you all the best. xx

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    Thankyou all once again for your replies. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. I have worked with horses for many years Ozeymum and I too have been bitten and kicked (and the damn cat) so I know where your coming from there.

    Whether people agree or not the dog lives to see another day. Hubby and I talked about it all yesterday. The dog has only just come out from under the bed where he has been hiding since the incident yesterday. (yes hubby did hit the dog and no I didn't agree with it)

    I don't want to over think the situation nor do I want to undervalue it either.

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    So, you don't think she should know that ppl here think our dog should be PTS?
    Ppl bring their kids up differently. Not once did I say I was proud that I made her cry...sheesh. I merely sat here and told her (because she was next to me...reading this thread also), that because she picked Falcon up...he bit her...I am in the wrong for not taking him str8 to the vet and geting him put to sleep. She is 8, not 3, she is more grown up than most 10y/olds. I am not going to lie to my kids nor am I going to hide the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    A dog that nips at another dogs face is giving an entirely different message to that one that nips at another dogs legs yes. It is a language, with all the subtleties of our own spoken one.

    Can you tell the difference between a person in another language unknown to you either insulting you or giving directions? Much of it is in the delivery, and delivery you can see in dog behaviour.

    Any don't forget that the very dumbest of dogs knows full well the vast difference bettwen a play nip and an aggressive bite that breaks skin, whether on dog or human. And if anyone here can't see the difference I suggest they get a new hobby that doesn't involve dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    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?
    Anyone???

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    Second that puggerup.

    Also tensions are still high, the dog, your hubby, yourself. Your child would feel this to thus keeping tensions high there to

    I would talk to my vet first if you feel comfortable with them and go from there. Keep dog and child seperated at all times to be safe, & give it a few days for everyone to calm down before you decide anything (But thats not saying dump doggy im the backyard and ignore for days on end, that will not help dog calm down either. Keep a regular schedule, walking/feeding, 1 on 1 time with dog too)

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    We have been keeping the dog and our son separate but I have still been seeing to the dog and patting him etc. All is forgotten for him so I see no point in "holding a grudge".

    Next week we are taking him to the vet for desexing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    No because it obviously traumatised her.

    She's not traumatised..omg!

    She was upset that ppl think soo black and white over this...just like myself. I can tell you now....she'd be traumatised for a long-long time had I taken him to the vet to be PTS.

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    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?
    haha sorry!! i didn't mean it to come across so agro!! I was just saying things were a bit different

    I too disagree with telling my child what "could of been" but then my girl is 6 and would be beside herself if I told her, each child is different, and seeing as I have never met you or your child Im not about to tell you how to raise her!

    Cowgirl - I think desexing is defiantly the way to go as Im lead to believe that can cause aggression in dogs? As others have said, take your time assess the situation. Im glad you thought it through and didn't just go on your first reaction.... That's a real credit to you, as i know a lot of people who wouldn't of been so forgiving/have the forsight to stop and think thigns through...

    good luck hun!

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    haha sorry!! i didn't mean it to come across so agro!! I was just saying things were a bit different

    Not a problem - you were right, simple as that. I digress all the time. Terrible habit.

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