Educate your children about unfamiliar dogs
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
BACK when I was young, I was told to exercise caution around any dog that we didn’t know regardless of size or breed.
It was a real eye-opener when a relative’s daughter was viciously attacked by a seemingly chilled out Labrador that subsequently had to be put to sleep after the attack.
My first dog was a fluffy cute Maltese, but the chunk missing out of my eyebrow is a reminder that looks can be deceiving.
He was nearly blown away by a farmer’s shotgun after finding a chicken dinner that he wasn’t entitled to.
I’m fine with children patting our dog. We slow down and get her to sit before we let them pat her and warn them that she licks in case the parents have an issue with that. I certainly wouldn’t want a random dog (or anyone for that matter) covering me in saliva.
Lately I have noticed children will run over and pat our dog without first asking, catching us off guard and getting our larger dog excited, which usually means she will try to jump all over them, a serious safety issue for the children if the dog knocks them down like a pro.
Luckily she has been restrained every time.
Not too long ago a young girl ran over with a sausage offering it to our dog for some strange reason, with the parents having a chuckle about the situation.
If our dog had bitten the child’s dainty hand while eating this mystery sausage, we all know what the outcome of the situation would be (RIP doggy).
Another time I was checking the mail and a toddler’s hand was through our fence patting the dog with the mother commenting about how fluffy the dog was. What if she was vicious? What if our dog ate the toddler?
I’ll leave it there. Parents please note, your children may be cute, but in the eyes of a vicious random dog they probably look like a delicious meal.
Don’t let your children put themselves in a dangerous situation that could be prevented by education on your behalf.
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