|06-08-2014 04:42 PM|
, with large birds, that is a real possibility! Lol
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|06-08-2014 01:27 PM|
yes back then i think people were cautious as they are large strong animals, but these days dogs are seen like people/stuffed animals
When i was a child I never approached strange dogs unless the owner insisted.
Strange tho no one will dare try to hold my beastly macaws or even go near them lol Its like automatic instinct to avoid them. SO i guess they are not seen as stuffed animals yet. People panic if one gets behind them and they cant see him lol Like hes going to jump on them and tear them apart.
|06-08-2014 01:07 PM|
part of the thing was, simply no one thought about it. a dog attack wasn't a topic for discussion - the dog was put down and that was the end of the story.
People took responsibility for their actions and their dogs and children. They didn't make a fuss or argue or file lawsuits.
|06-08-2014 10:44 AM|
Reading some of these reminds me of getting bit by a cousin's GSD when I was about 6. Playing in a basement with other kids different ages, little parental supervision (the late 70s ; ) The dog was fine, pretty mellow. Sure enough as a dumb kid, I got in its face after it probably had enough and it gave me a 'get the **** away from me!' snap - canine puncture on my forehead -Ouch! Yes, parents and the dog owner should have been more on top of us. Lesson learned- don't get in any animal's face. I try and impress that on my own kids and I make sure I watch my dog around other people's kids.
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|06-08-2014 10:02 AM|
|huntergreen||been around long enough to remember the poor reputation of the gsd. if your not careful and your gsd bites a kid, for whatever reason, good luck telling the judge it was the kids fault.|
|06-08-2014 02:46 AM|
Scroll down to the list of fatal attacks by year. Notice the most prevalent breed in earlier attacks?
Fatal dog attacks in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I was bitten in the face as a child by a cousin's dog. My mom demanded that the dog be quarantined. My mom was bitten by a neighbor's gsd. I don't think anyone had better control of their dogs. In fact, dogs were always roaming loose and I can remember many friends getting bitten. I also had friends whose dogs were biters and I was warned to steer clear of them.
Children also roamed loose more than they do now and the roaming dogs and children certainly intermingled most often without incident.
|06-08-2014 01:25 AM|
|06-08-2014 12:43 AM|
You have to expect the unexpected, I cross the street if I see an open garage door, if I can't cross the street,I bring my guy in close and shield him.
Dogs are what I look for kids are noisy and usually easy to spot! If you see them have your dog close!
On one walk a little girl saw Rocky and squealed and ran toward us! Rocky was fine. She scared the crap out of me!! I brought him in closer and we proceeded away like the kid had the plague!
I guess there is a middle ground!
|06-08-2014 12:35 AM|
1. having a dog off-lead that is not reliable with distractions, in an environment that has variables.
2. giving commands in a voice different from what it usually takes for compliance.
3. repeating commands.
4. scolding a dog when it comes to you.
Your dog does not know that it got scolded for not coming immediately while there were distractions, it thinks it got scolded for coming and the next time you call it, it might just think twice about coming to you, because sometimes when it comes to you, you scold it.
And the solution to poor handling, is to put a tool on the dog.
|06-07-2014 11:25 PM|
|Juliem24||My son got bit on the head by one of the house dogs when he was a little one. He used to feast on the kibble, and it's not like I didn't feed the kid! once he decided to push the dog away to eat and learned that wasn't a great idea. He still has scars, though minimal. We've all been bitten, all very minor. The kids got nipped a few times (being taught manners). However, along with the attack on my de-tasseling partner, I witnessed a Labrador go berserk and kill every one of her pups (9) when they were a few days old. I was very young, and I cried for days. It was bloody, she was violent with them, tore them up. I have no idea why she did it, but she was pts shortly afterwards. I was too young to even ask why a bitch would do that.|
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