We just got a dog on Friday and my two year old would not leave her alone from the second she came in the door. The dog is a Shitzu and 2 1/2 years old My daughter is 2 1/2 and would try to step on her tail, feet or try to shove food in her face. I didn't see it happen so I don't know what she did but the dog bit her hand and broke skin a little some teeth imprints and scratches. My SO thinks we should just make the dog submissive to the kids every time they want to pet her. I agree but I'm just worried she might bite again and I have a crawling 9 months old she doesn't know any better when it comes to animals. I like the dog shes very sweet until that happened, and listens very well. But my kids safety is much much more important. If the dog is to ever bite again shes gone, but I'm not sure if I shouldn't just give her back now... Any advice of how to handle this situation?
Answer by PTmomma3 at 8:01 AM on Jun. 13, 2011
I wouldn't have a dog until the kids learn how to treat it. Sounds like that dog had enough harassment and snapped...
Answer by the_kimmers at 11:49 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
"My SO thinks we should just make the dog submissive to the kids every time they want to pet her."
Will you also be teaching your children how to behave around an animal? Don't punish the dog by getting rid of it just because you have not taught your child the proper way to be around a new pet.
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