In the time I've been here on this forum, I've noticed that many of you have commented that you would NEVER leave a dog with a child unsupervised at any time.
I'm having trouble understanding this.
I have kids, and if I had to supervise every second that my kids wandered down the hallway into different rooms, or out into the yard where they spend a majority of their time, I wouldn't have a dog!
My dogs have always been looked at as the protectors of my children.
As a child myself, I watched one dog die after laying his life on the line - for me. As an adult, I have watched two dogs willing to lay their lives on the line for my eldest son.
And not once did I ever doubt those dogs with my children, nor did I doubt myself for placing my utmost trust in them.
Inca goes everywhere with the boys on our property. God, now she's even taken to trying to play basketball with them!
My boys are extremely aware of how they should speak to a dog, what commands to give and how, what tone of voice etc .
(The only dog that has ever not come into this was Zed, as I had not known him all his life, and only had him for a while before returning him to breeder quick smart, as you all know.)
I just don't get it...??? Can you explain?