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    The dog attacked a child.. No second chances. Like people have said before if this was a bull breed we wouldnt be talking about safeing the dog, it would be put down already.

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    [/QUOTE]
    I guess my reaction is mainly to the 'call for death' without people looking at why the dog snapped and bit. Maybe the dog has been tortured for years by a toddler who will not leave it alone? We don't know. Many negative dog reactions I find are ultimately caused by situations that a human has created. Sadly, it is the dog that suffers though as it can not defend itself.[/QUOTE]

    This is what I was trying to say, thank you Anne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    The dog attacked a child.. No second chances. Like people have said before if this was a bull breed we wouldnt be talking about safeing the dog, it would be put down already.
    I agree >

    I was not and will not turn this into a breed thing .But a Beagle is not so little .Alot of damage could of occured,thankfully it didn't , well not physicly anyways...

    The dog took hold of a childs face with intent.
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    Ok So the appointment with the behaviour specialist was this morning, she also got most of the vet results this morning, the dog is perfectly healthy, it has no medical issues that could have provoked it. The behaviour specialist said that the dog was getting mixed messages from her, that discipline was not consistent and that has contributed to the problem, he also said the dog should be removed from their home, she obviously does not have the skills to deal with a strong willed dog. He also said this type of problem is reasonably common in dogs with a strong pack instinct, they are social climbers trying to get ahead.

    he has offered to take the dog and work with it intensively, for free, when he is happy most of the issues has been resolved he will find it a new home with full disclosure of the dogs past issues. His opinion is that this is not a bad or evil dog, just a dog that has never had a consistent firm hand. (by this i do not mean regular beatings, but constant training and issues being properly handled.) He also said the dog was heavy for it's size and that indicated too much food and not enough activity, that getting the dog out training and playing would most likely reduce it's need to compete with the children.

    So there is the wrap up... Thank you all for you opinions!

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    Pepsi, that result sounds very good and makes a lot of sense.

    I am glad your friend was able to take that assessment so well, whether it was complementary or not, it sounds an honest assessment.

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    I actually think that is a great outcome, for owner, child and dog.

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    Great outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Pepsi, that result sounds very good and makes a lot of sense.

    I am glad your friend was able to take that assessment so well, whether it was complementary or not, it sounds an honest assessment.
    she wasn't that happy about what the specialist told her, when she called me she was very unhappy....going on about how dare he say that...but i had to point out that he was calling it as he seen it and that it was a very generous offer he had made. He gave her till monday to make a decision but after talking to me and to her mum she called him back and said she would take him up on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEPSI View Post
    she wasn't that happy about what the specialist told her, when she called me she was very unhappy....going on about how dare he say that...but i had to point out that he was calling it as he seen it and that it was a very generous offer he had made. He gave her till monday to make a decision but after talking to me and to her mum she called him back and said she would take him up on it.
    Well, that's understandable as a lot of ppl wouldn't like hearing that.
    However, I think he is probably correct and re-homing the dog at a later stage if rehabilitation goes successfully is highly likely the best option, under the circumstances.

    But I understand that doesn't make it any easier for your friend.

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    I totally understand where she is coming from! It is NEVER nice when someone tells you to your face...look, you are not doing what is best for your dog and honestly...you shouldn't have it. I can understand she would feel like a failure. I sincerely hope she will make the right decision

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