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Old 11-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No, not alone.
My granddaughters are 12 and 6.
The 12 year old - soon to be 13 - is very good with the dogs and knows their training commands. She's tiny though and I doubt she could handle a true emergency situation. (Hold the dog, break up a fight, etc)
I can't and wouldn't risk it...for them or the dogs.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I let my cousins walk Pan when we're at the cottage, but they were 13 and 16 (I think?) and really responsible. They wanted to get ice cream and it was getting dark so I said take Pan along. Pan is the friendliest GSD, loves all dogs, people, kids, TOO friendly for a GSD, but being a dark sable people don't know that.

For me it would depend on the kids and the dog.

When I was a kid I grew up in a terrible neighborhood. There was a girl my age next door and we were best friends. We always got jeered at and hassled when we were outside playing. Her family moved away but her dad rented the house and would come over to do yardwork. He got a huge mastiff dog (think Sandlot!) and we used to walk that dog around and all the people who would yell insults at us would run and hide, hehe. The dog was so huge he would just lumber around, never threatened to pull us over.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Absolutely not. No way they could handle him.

I don't even let other adults walk him.
The other day my dad came over and took him out without even telling me. I ran outside and found them halfway down our street. Hans was walking my dad and sniffing everything he wanted. :/

Needless to say, I put a stop to that pronto.


LOL thats too funny


NO but i will not let anyone walk my dog, shes protection trained so its just not something that is smart even if she is very stable and safe and never aggressive. I would let anyone take my old gsd out that was strong enough that i trusted though.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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In my area its not safe to walk round after it gets dark - sometimes during the day let alone walk a dog! A couple weeks ago a blue staff was stolen of a women while she was taking it for a walk Me being 17 and my dad are the only one who can control kai. My brother (14) doesnt walk him as kai is to strong

how did they steal the staff while the woman was walking it wow thats a first? thats crazy! Love to see someone try that with my dog tho lol Thats just cray to hear about.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have a hard time even letting my 26 year old boyfriend walk the dogs much less a child! You really have to be proactive and one step ahead of them when walking them or they'll do completely their own thing... even my boyfriend gets stressed walking them because it's not fun unless you know what you're doing and feel confident about it. Now my easy older dogs, anyone can walk because they're awesome
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I use to let my oldest daughter (12 @ the time) walk our Malamute. She'd take him out on roller blade sometimes. He was fairly large, about 115lbs, but one of the most gentle, easy going dogs I've ever known. She did have boundaries on how far they could go.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i walk our dog and my GF walks our dog. i wouldn't allow
kids or adults to walk our dog. i think you have to be
a speacial kind of stupid to let an 8 yr old and a 9 yr old
walk 2 Great Pyrenees.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't let anyone walk my dogs. Well, actually I don't have anyone offer to, but if I did I would have to decline.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I don't let my grandkids walk my dog without me. Sometimes they will run ahead with her at the park which she loves because they are much faster than me Once thou my 17 year old grandson was running with her at the park and ran towards the geese, I was yelling to go the other way and she thougt it was great that they were chasing geese together and then my big football player slipped ended up on the ground, so I think I need to be in charge, He now knows not to run towards geese lol.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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We let our 13 yr old walk our dogs. She is the one that has trained them.
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