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!