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    Well obviously I'm the odd one out here regarding trust of a dog.

    I will not trust a dog that I haven't raised from puppyhood UNTIL such stage as I am certain my trust is warranted. However, any dog that gains that after a period of time, or one brought up from young with me, yep I trust with my children 100%.
    I am talking about my children though. Look, TBH if I ever had a dog I couldn't trust in the yard or bedroom or wherever with my own kids then I wouldn't have a bloody dog.

    Come to think about it, if that was the case then I wouldn't have had more than one kid either! Lol.

    Having said that, my kids are trained to a fair degree on all aspects of dog training and how to relate, command, what to do, what NOT to do. If you all think I'm taking a risk, so be it, you are entitled to your opinions, just as I am.

    In my lifetime, dogs have saved us, not the other way around. My dogs have always been willing to lay their life on the line for us, not take it.

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    How old are your kids DA?
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    Soon to be 10 and 15 Myf.

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    For me, I don't have kids so any dog I have isn't used to them and only has limited exposure to them. TBH He'd rather be with me anyway!

    I have no desire to test any dog by putting it in a room with kids. 9 times out of 10 nothing will happen, but that 1 time it does is enough. Why risk it?

    I trust my dog 100% because while I am with him he will not react. I trust my dog 100% because I know that he will never be forced into a situation where he feels the need to defend himself. It is too dangerous, and too stupid for me to do so.

    I do trust my dog 100% and I am not ashamed of it. If I couldn't trust him, he would not be my dog any longer.

    I'm still trying to work out what is so wrong with that tbh?

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    Actualy DA you arn't the complete only odd one out. I'm the same in the fact that if its a dog that has been raised by me , in our home , then not only do I take it as a given at times, but I bloody well expect it. You are dead right in teh fact that if the dog wasn't trusted then it wouldnt be in the house full stop.
    Same as I expect ourfamily dogs to put up with the odd ear/tail pull , a bit too a tug on the fur etc....and if they tire of it thay get up and move . Thier first reaction is NOT to turn round and snap.

    Now having said that,dogs are still unprictable yes,but I believe with proper and correct upbringing we as owners/parents can lessen a lot of that unpredicability that goes along with children.
    Oh and this is pertaining to my children only.
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    It really depends on the child aswell.
    DA you wouldn't trust your dog alone with a friends 7 year old though would you?
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    [QUOTE=ChoppaChop;81895]Actualy DA you arn't the complete only odd one out. I'm the same in the fact that if its a dog that has been raised by me , in our home , then not only do I take it as a given at times, but I bloody well expect it. You are dead right in teh fact that if the dog wasn't trusted then it wouldnt be in the house full stop.Same as I expect ourfamily dogs to put up with the odd ear/tail pull , a bit too a tug on the fur etc....and if they tire of it thay get up and move . Thier first reaction is NOT to turn round and snap.

    Now having said that,dogs are still unprictable yes,but I believe with proper and correct upbringing we as owners/parents can lessen a lot of that unpredicability that goes along with children.
    Oh and this is pertaining to my children only.[/QUOTE]

    Well said, better than I put it, but exactly what it is like for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    It really depends on the child aswell.
    DA you wouldn't trust your dog alone with a friends 7 year old though would you?
    Hell no, although I'm trying to work out why anyone would leave their dog alone with someone else's kid? Have I missed a post or two?

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    Wait a second, im not saying you can't trust a dog, im saying you can't trust it 100%.
    I trust Roly about 92% and Lady 97%.
    Roly scored a lot lower considering he is old and a terrier, a combination that will make him more likely to get snappy if annoyed too much.
    Lady scored lower because I know she has had a few 'biffs' with other dogs, thats enough to make her not fully trustworthy with kids.
    Me, standing there watching it happen? 600%!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hell no, although I'm trying to work out why anyone would leave their dog alone with someone else's kid? Have I missed a post or two?
    Well if you trust your dog 100%, then why not?
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