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Dog bites and kids

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I don't think the dog meant serious harm, but it doesn't take much to leave a scar on a kid. Nipping will do it. Apparently the dog sees the kid as a peer and feels its ok to try to dominate him. If it were me I would find the dog another home and sleep better, despite how my wife felt with her emotional attachments.

To be clear, the dog didn't bite, just an inadvertent scratch while trying to get away from my boy.

My big thing was does the dog get another chance if he does bite. I still think no

I would'nt get rid of the dog yet man. any dog would have done this.

yeah, we're not getting rid of him. yet.

If he bites that's it though. I will say he kept away from my boy the rest of the day.

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Nope. Our dog never as much as barked at our kids for 7 years despite the hell they put her through. We had another dog that did show aggression towards them so I took her back to the breeder for a new home without kids.

its never happened to me so I dunno, I just know that when a dog is sleeping it can get startled pretty easy.

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This happened to my daughter about a year ago. The dog we had for about 9 years bit her right in the face. She walked up behind the dog and I guess scared her and the dog bit her in the cheek pretty hard.

We rushed her to the hospital and animal control came to the house and got the dog. My daughter was in the hospital for about a week with a serious infection from the bites, even spent Christmas eve and day in the hospital.

We had the option of picking up the dog or having her put down. We had her put down. I know the attachment people have to their dogs but kids are more important in any circumstance.

Same thing happened to me with a neighbor's dog when I was younger. Bit me right in my face and tore up my lip. Didn't have to get stitches, but had to go to the Dr. and have them look at my profusely bleeding face.

My neighbor was nice enough to put the dog down, it had a lot of behavioral problems and they had two young children at the time. Guess it depends on how you feel about the dogs around your kids and other people's kids.

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I will say he kept away from my boy the rest of the day.

to me that doesnt sound like a good sign.

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You CAN separate the kid and the dog, you know.

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You CAN separate the kid and the dog, you know.

Yeah, because once the kid starts walking he will never sneak off and get into anything while you look away. Meat should run a day care.

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You CAN separate the kid and the dog, you know.

Or just teach your kid to bite back...

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when your dog starts avoiding a person that means he is scared. And a scared dog is not a good thing.

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Same thing happened to me with a neighbor's dog when I was younger. Bit me right in my face and tore up my lip. Didn't have to get stitches, but had to go to the Dr. and have them look at my profusely bleeding face.

My neighbor was nice enough to put the dog down, it had a lot of behavioral problems and they had two young children at the time. Guess it depends on how you feel about the dogs around your kids and other people's kids.

So does this dog. I would have said he "did" have these problems before yesterday.

He's bitten lots of men, two of my friends included. When I first met my wife he tried to bite me but I showed dominance and tamed him.

He has seemed to prey on those with fear.

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Yeah, because once the kid starts walking he will never sneak off and get into anything while you look away. Meat should run a day care.

yeah, and even though my boy isn't walking officially he's cruising and crawling and he's fast enough he might as well be walking

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Fug it. Glad I don't have kids. Little bastards, running around making their parents jump through hoops. I'm giving out dog treats this Halloween.

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If you keep the dog there will always be that chance of a bite happening.

Maybe it would help if I posted a pic of my daughters face right after the bite?

If you get rid of the dog there is zero chance. Infections from dog bites are very bad. Couldn't you adopt it to a home with no children?

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