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Dog bites and kids

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If a dog bites a baby, do you instantly have the dog put down?

What if the dog is hugely important to your wife, does that change anything?

Would any of you compromise with your wife in this situation, or just help her deal with the loss?

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If it was the first time in two years for him acting that way, I would chalk it up as to him being startled or frightened.

But if he ever bites your boy, then yea it's time for him to go.

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Why not teach the kid to respect animals? God, this kind of crap infuriates me.

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Why not teach the kid to respect animals? God, this kind of crap infuriates me.

the kid is a 8 month old baby. I guess u have never had any children before :rolleyes:

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Why not teach the kid to respect animals? God, this kind of crap infuriates me.

What kind of dumbass comment is this?

Do you have kids?

He's 8 months old and was "cruising" the couch

he's about as teachable as you are

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If it was the first time in two years for him acting that way, I would chalk it up as to him being startled or frightened.

But if he ever bites your boy, then yea it's time for him to go.

thanks, this is kinda where I'm leaning.

Connor didn't hurt the dog or yank on his fur (impossible since he's shaved), he just startled him by touching him.

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Also, Meat, I am trying to teach my kid things, including respecting animals and being gentle with them

DESPITE the fact that all modern science and most parents I know say he won't retain any of it.

I figure it won't hurt.

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It's a malti-poo. If it was a pit bull, I could see your concern. If your kid gets bit, I'm sure he will know not to mess with the dog ever again.

This dog obviously means something to your wife, and it was loyal to her mom.

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I would watch your kid a little more carefully thats all. If your dog is in his bed with a good treat make sure the baby is out of the way. But a dog being startled and doing something like that is not uncommon. You just have to watch your kid a little better. I try my best to get my dog and baby together as much as possible, she flails and hits the dog in the mouth a lot but I make sure im very stern with my dog to where she only licks her and if she shows teeth I make a stern no to my dog. U just have to watch your kid as closely as possible thats all i can say.

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Why not teach the kid to respect animals? God, this kind of crap infuriates me.

A little judgmental today Meat? He's 8 months old... kids are more important than animals.

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s.

good insight

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Ya, I was 2 feet away and couldn't have been paying closer attention.

*goes to edit original post to CLARIFY*

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