Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 11-02-2009, 08:36 AM
Fran101's Avatar
Fran101 Fran101 is offline
Resident fainting goat
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 12,292
Default

I dont see the big deal. sure, she should've done some research before buying a toy dog for a toddler.. but whats done is done and shes doing the best she can to find the dog a more suitable home
I would much rather see these ads then oh i dunno, a pomeranian wandering around the side of the road

As for kids, ya you can teach them to be gentle, but accidents do happen... even if the kid is trying and not doing it on purpose, for toy dogs all it takes is a really strong hug, or picking up and accidently being dropped to seriously injure a dog.

I hate these kinds of threads.. what is the point of them? to bash people who aren't even here to defend themselves..
Instead of this, maybe a NICE KIND email to her, suggesting a more suitable breed of dog as a companion for her and her son, why getting a dog for a child isn't the best idea, some training ideas etc.. would be more appropriate for all involved

If it wasn't for what i've learned on chaz. I would be picking dogs to buy/adopt based on looks alone lol id be a college student with a husky puppy or something being fed beneful!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:56 PM
Lolas Dad's Avatar
Lolas Dad Lolas Dad is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dekka View Post
Just wondering do you have kids?

Yes I agree parental watchfulness and training is essential to making this work. And I do know what I am talking of lol (10 dogs in this house, and 6 horses.. plus one child who has grown up with them all) But not everyone is prepared for the amount of effort it can take.
No I do not have kids. However I have babysat my nieces and nephews. I also grew up with 4 sisters and one brother and all of them know how to be gentle with dogs. They also have dogs and have passed their knowledge onto their kids about being around dogs and that they need to be gentle. My brother has 2 male pit bulls and his 3 daughters range in age from 3 years old
to 10 years old. I've also had Lola over his house numerous times and when I first brought Lola their his youngest was a year old. She was watched very carefully as she was petting the dog and was told to be gentle even before she started petting the dog.

If I had children I would closely supervise them also. Not only because small dogs are fragile but also because you never know when a dog will bite no matter what size it is. People can say "My dog will never bite" but they do not know that for sure and can never guarantee it. I've had people ask if my dog bites and my response so far has been she has not bitten anyone yet.
__________________




Can someone please kill this flea before it jumps on Lola
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:04 PM
Dekka's Avatar
Dekka Dekka is offline
Just try me..
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,261
Default

Thats nice.. but its different when they are yours. And not all children are naturally gentle with animals. AND absolutely no parent can watch 100% of the time.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:08 PM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is online now
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,226
Default

Some kids never learn to be gentle with tiny dogs and that's just asking for a kid to be bitten or a dog to be hurt imo.

We had Josie as a small kid around toy dogs and I've had 3 year olds around our five. But Josie was gentle and so are my cousin's kids. My dogs' breeder required she meet Josie and watch her interact with the dogs before we were allowed to get a papillon puppy from her. Not all kids could have been gentle enough for a small breed. That's why when people ask me "Are they good with children?" I always reply "It depends on the children."
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old papillon)
Summer TG3 TBAD - (10 year old papillon)
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:13 PM
GSDlover_4ever's Avatar
GSDlover_4ever GSDlover_4ever is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 891
Default

LD,
You really need to step back and realize what is right for the DOG. Whether you agree with it or not this woman has a dog that is in danger. Whether she should have gotten the dog or not is irrelevant. The dog is in their household and its quite possible the dog will be severly injured. She's doing what's right by the DOG. Good for her that she is taking the initiative to find the dog an appropriate home when she realized the dog's well-being is at risk. Maybe instead of bashing her here, you should email her links on how to properly screen homes to ensure the dog finds a wonderful new home without the risk of being injured.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:15 PM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is online now
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDlover_4ever View Post
LD,
You really need to step back and realize what is right for the DOG. Whether you agree with it or not this woman has a dog that is in danger. Whether she should have gotten the dog or not is irrelevant. The dog is in their household and its quite possible the dog will be severly injured. She's doing what's right by the DOG. Good for her that she is taking the initiative to find the dog an appropriate home when she realized the dog's well-being is at risk. Maybe instead of bashing her here, you should email her links on how to properly screen homes to ensure the dog finds a wonderful new home without the risk of being injured.
I agree. I think we also need to remember that keeping a dog forever is often NOT the best thing for the dog.
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old papillon)
Summer TG3 TBAD - (10 year old papillon)
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Dekka's Avatar
Dekka Dekka is offline
Just try me..
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,261
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDlover_4ever View Post
LD,
You really need to step back and realize what is right for the DOG. Whether you agree with it or not this woman has a dog that is in danger. Whether she should have gotten the dog or not is irrelevant. The dog is in their household and its quite possible the dog will be severly injured. She's doing what's right by the DOG. Good for her that she is taking the initiative to find the dog an appropriate home when she realized the dog's well-being is at risk. Maybe instead of bashing her here, you should email her links on how to properly screen homes to ensure the dog finds a wonderful new home without the risk of being injured.
good advice.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:19 PM
babymomma babymomma is offline
Remembering Casey ♥
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NFLD ,Canada
Posts: 2,418
Default

Someday Lola's dad.. I would lovve to be as perfect and flawless as you
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:43 PM
Lolas Dad's Avatar
Lolas Dad Lolas Dad is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDlover_4ever View Post
LD,
You really need to step back and realize what is right for the DOG. Whether you agree with it or not this woman has a dog that is in danger. Whether she should have gotten the dog or not is irrelevant. The dog is in their household and its quite possible the dog will be severly injured. She's doing what's right by the DOG. Good for her that she is taking the initiative to find the dog an appropriate home when she realized the dog's well-being is at risk. Maybe instead of bashing her here, you should email her links on how to properly screen homes to ensure the dog finds a wonderful new home without the risk of being injured.
again let me repeat myself. i did not say what she is doing by rehoming the dog is the wrong thing to do. what I have said and STILL SAYING is the parent should have been more responsible by WATCHING THE SON AT ALL TIMES WITH THE DOG

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurelin View Post
I agree. I think we also need to remember that keeping a dog forever is often NOT the best thing for the dog.
Please read the response above

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dekka View Post
Thats nice.. but its different when they are yours. And not all children are naturally gentle with animals. AND absolutely no parent can watch 100% of the time.
If the parent can't watch 100% of the time when the son is with the dog then the dog should be either crated or tethered to the mother. Do parents watch 100% of the time when their 2 year old is outside playing in the yard?. I would think that they do and I would certainly hope they do. So with that in mind how hard is it for a parent to watch when their 2 year old is with a dog
__________________




Can someone please kill this flea before it jumps on Lola
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 11-02-2009, 05:46 PM
Lolas Dad's Avatar
Lolas Dad Lolas Dad is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by babymomma View Post
Someday Lola's dad.. I would lovve to be as perfect and flawless as you

Your just trying to be argumentative and I am not going there.

Have a nice day
__________________




Can someone please kill this flea before it jumps on Lola
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site