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    Default Kids and Dogs!

    On the weekend i had an interesting experience that i thought i would share. I have a friend that owns 2 beautiful newfies, Patrick is black with a white bib and Stewart is a chocolate, they are brothers and almost 5 yrs old now.

    on the weekend i caught up with a friend at Glenelg for lunch, she had the dogs with her, lunch was lovely but after lunch we went for a walk on the beach and a small child no more than about 3 run up to the dogs and hugged Patrick, the parents did nothing to stop this. If the dog had reacted badly the child could have been seriously injured, these dogs are ok with kids but i thought it was interesting.

    My sisters kids and all of my friends kids have been taught from an early age to respect the dogs space and not to approach strange dogs without asking first.

    now these are big dogs, with big mouths and lots of teeth, are parents not getting the message that dogs can bite and teaching their children about dog safety? The best thing is my friend told the child that she shouldn't rush up to strange dogs and the kids parents started shouting at us about scaring their child!

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    Yes. There have been threads recently on the boards on this subject. Many parents just seem not to be doing their job these days.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    the parents shouted at you?
    for what?
    teaching their child something that could possibily save their lives?

    this world is getting crazier daily.

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    There should be leash laws for children under the age of 10 - and for some under the age of 18.

    Hell it would be better if you could only have a child if you could prove you had a steady income, steady home life, were drug free and were responsible in other aspects of life first.

    Then again I can't have them, and while there are times I think I'm missing out those few times are far outweighed by the times I look around and realise I don't want to wind up like anyone around here....

    ETA: I also believe that there should be two licenses - one for animal ownership and one for parenting. I mean no offence to anyone here but the world is getting worse and worse by the second and something has to be done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    There should be leash laws for children under the age of 10 - and for some under the age of 18.

    Hell it would be better if you could only have a child if you could prove you had a steady income, steady home life, were drug free and were responsible in other aspects of life first.

    Then again I can't have them, and while there are times I think I'm missing out those few times are far outweighed by the times I look around and realise I don't want to wind up like anyone around here....

    ETA: I also believe that there should be two licenses - one for animal ownership and one for parenting. I mean no offence to anyone here but the world is getting worse and worse by the second and something has to be done...
    Angela, I think you would be good with kids. With the views you have posted on the different threads here, you are a very sensible person!
    I agree with everything you have said in relation to kids and dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    Angela, I think you would be good with kids. With the views you have posted on the different threads here, you are a very sensible person!
    I agree with everything you have said in relation to kids and dogs!
    Thank you I still think I'll stick with the dogs though, I can pop them in a crate without the same amount of social outrage as I would get doing that with a kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Thank you I still think I'll stick with the dogs though, I can pop them in a crate without the same amount of social outrage as I would get doing that with a kid
    why do you think play pens and safety gates were invented? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    why do you think play pens and safety gates were invented? lol
    Can you imagine the uproar if I took a crate out popped the kid into it and left it home alone for a few hours while I went shopping?

    DoCS would be called in in no time at all!

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    lol well yes that is true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Can you imagine the uproar if I took a crate out popped the kid into it and left it home alone for a few hours while I went shopping?

    DoCS would be called in in no time at all!
    Actually we have some neighbours who just lock the house and leave on of there kids inside. The kid really goes off when they do this to him. So many times I have picked up the phone to call DoCS!

    Angela, yeah I think stick with the dogs! They are easier to train, they don't need "name" clothing, ipods etc. and love you unconditionally!

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