Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
I always thought this, growing up, that when our childhood pet encountered kids, and the brattier the kids, the more she did this, she would snap at them almost immediately. She wouldn't even give them a chance to screw up!
I know dogs who seem to feel all puppies need a "smack down", too, and they'll view kids the same way. "Those dang kids are too uppity and need to be knocked down a peg or two!" seems to be their mentality!
Although I figured my dogs would maul my grandchild and even the one that I figured would be worst, tolerated my granddaughter covering her up with a blanket and all sorts of other indignities. Aurora was raised around dogs, though, so was good, overall, with them, too. I think that counts for a lot.