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Thread: Today It Happened to Us...... Dog Bite.

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    Default Today It Happened to Us...... Dog Bite.

    We have three dogs, one dogue de bordeaux pup, one kelpie x coolie and one mini foxie x chi. I've posted here before about his aggressive behaviour with the other dogs since the death of our Staffordshire Bullterrier Victor a couple of years ago.

    Today he bit our son (18months) right under the eye, it was very close to his eye and there was alot of blood and swelling. We took him immediately the 23k's to the doctor who cleaned it again and said no need for suture or glue and gave us some antibiotics for him.

    I must say that our son does not lie on the dogs, he does not pull ears, tails or anything else he was trying to pat the dog when this happened and I was present.

    I never ever thought this would happen to us, I'm so dissapointed in myself for the "chance" of it happening, and now I am faced with the ultimate decision. As much as my hubby is a softy he would have shot the dog on the spot and rightly so, he still hasn't calmed down much (the hubby, the dog is still hiding)

    What do I do? Do I take the dog to the vet and have him put down now that he has actually bitten someone, do I try to retrain again, do I not ever ever ever let the dog back into the house when our son is inside?

    My mind tells me one thing but obviously my heart is in another place.

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    Ohh no..glad to hear your little boy is OK.

    Which dog bit him? The mini foxy x chi?

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    Sorry, wasn't very clear there was I? The mini foxie x chi.

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    How old is the dog? How long have you had him/her? Is it a jealousy thing?
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    My mini foxy x chi has bitten my daughter (7y/o at the time) on the hand causing a puncture wound. She tried to pick him up...a BIG NO-NO.
    He has also snapped at my other kids ....they know to just leave him alone...he doesn't like to be annoyed, pat, yes...but not annoyed.

    I won't get him PTS though...he is now 8 yrs old and I have 4 kids...they were all raised together...the kids are old enough to know not to bother him. He's prefers adults and hangs around me 24/7 nowadays which is good, this way I am always watching him.

    I'm not sure what I would have done had he bitten any of my kids while they where still babies though....specially on the face.

    It's a tough choice

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    I was thinking rehome if possible too if there is no choice. I am so sorry.

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    Oh cowgirl, what a terrible thing to happen. I don't have children yet but I am so protective of my dog, I can't imagine what I'd be like with a child. Tough situation though when you love both and it's not feasible to have them together... All you can do is try and make the decision that feels right. My sympathies.

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    He is coming up to 6 years old. He's never bitten like this before. A growl yes, he growls at everything and everyone even when he is playing he is growling but he has never drawn blood on either of our children (one is 10).

    I don't think my heart is in putting him down, my husband will take him if I give the nod though. I feel so much that I have failed, the dog and my son.

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    Being a JRT owner. I do have to agree with Pugger, but I wouldnt neccessarily call it 'aggression'.
    As a puppy Roly would chew fingers and hands so much he would draw blood and now at 11, he doesnt like being crowded or having hands all over him.
    He gets annoyed very eaily. Has never bitten, but will give a warning growl. Im always around when he's with little kids so I can tell them to back off. If I wasn't there, I think he would give a nip.
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    Can you segregate dog at times when the kids are around/outside/inside? I have to manage birds, cats and dogs in/out etc but no babies in the mix. Just a thought.

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