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People Tired Of Others Allowing Children To Mistreat Pets Explain How Dumb And Dangerous That Is
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People Tired Of Others Allowing Children To Mistreat Pets Explain How Dumb And Dangerous That Is

We all love our dogs. We cuddle them, spoil them, and tend to forgive them for whatever mischief they create. When we say – “You’re a good boy!” – we mean it from the bottom of our hearts. Humans share such a close bond that it’s easy to forget that our beloved canines are, after all, animals. They howl, growl, and sorry to tell you the obvious, they bite. Imagine the scenario. A child is pinching a dog, and the dog can’t handle it anymore, when… snap! Who is to blame? People on this thread exposed the danger of letting your kids mistreat animals at home. Repeat after them: “Dogs. Are Not. (f-word). People.” and “even the sweetest animals bite”. It’s time for dog owners (and proud parents) to finally grow up and take full responsibility.

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Cynology expert Mindaugas Sejunas, in an interview with Bored Panda, debunked the popular myth that all dogs love and protect children. “There are plenty of videos online that show kids riding dogs. Everyone brags on Facebook about how well their kid and dog get along. Many parents decide to get a dog for their child so that the little one stays entertained and doesn’t get bored. Some think of a dog as an excellent guardian. This is the biggest mistake an adult can make and it could easily turn into tragedy. There’s a famous story about a dog that was left alone with a crying child. Mom gets irritated, shouts at the kid and leaves the room. After she comes back from the kitchen, she sees her child’s throat torn apart. The dog was put down.”

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Bored Panda also spoke to animal behavior specialist Vida Radzeviciene about things every parent should know when raising a child and a dog under one roof. “First of all, kids should learn that a dog is not a toy. It’s crucial that children remain under parental supervision when interacting with a dog. It’s important that parents show their kids how to treat a dog, how to play with him and enjoy his company. Tell your little ones that a dog doesn’t like to be disturbed when sleeping or eating, and as a result might become angry.”

“Mutual respect is key. Always educate your kids about how to treat animals. You can’t just go and grab a dog to get his attention, always call him and wait for him to come to you. Any dog can be provoked, especially when there are no adults around. That’s when a dog might decide to discipline your kid himself. Unfortunately, he can’t speak human language, nor does he know how to handle the subtleties of our communication. There’s only one way dogs discipline your ill-behaved kids, and that’s how his own mom would discipline him.”

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Iapetos
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2 years ago

I cannot comprehend how anybody would frame the abuse of a sentient animal "cute" or "playful". What are those people? Kids are rough sometimes, it is quite normal, but they can be taught gentleness and consideration as soon as they are able to crawl around.

Dynein
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2 years ago

I got along with my parents cat when I was still on baby food. I know because apparently I fed her from my own spoon (I shared very fairly, allowing her to take turns with me). I'm sure my parents taught me to be nice to living things from pretty much the get-go. It can be done when you're consistent, explain the animals feelings, and point out their body language.

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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2 years ago

I have told my kids that if our dog bites them coz they were antagonising him then it is their own fault. He warns them when he isn’t happy with a growl and a mouth (not bite, no pressure, marks or blood etc). If they don’t heed that warning then that’s on them. Before we got our dog we told her some rules and one of them was to never stare into a dog. So what does she decide to do, stare right at his eyes only like 15cm away, he went for her face (didn’t get her luckily). Our dog is very patient but just like any dog you just don’t know what will happen.

Nianudd
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2 years ago

I got bitten once by y friends dog. Another boy was winding the dog up, and when I went over to tell him to get lost, the dog swung around to bite him but caught me instead. Did I blame the dog? No. But I did punch the boy in the arm and shout at him ( we were 7 btw).

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Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

I cannot comprehend how anybody would frame the abuse of a sentient animal "cute" or "playful". What are those people? Kids are rough sometimes, it is quite normal, but they can be taught gentleness and consideration as soon as they are able to crawl around.

Dynein
Community Member
2 years ago

I got along with my parents cat when I was still on baby food. I know because apparently I fed her from my own spoon (I shared very fairly, allowing her to take turns with me). I'm sure my parents taught me to be nice to living things from pretty much the get-go. It can be done when you're consistent, explain the animals feelings, and point out their body language.

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
2 years ago

I have told my kids that if our dog bites them coz they were antagonising him then it is their own fault. He warns them when he isn’t happy with a growl and a mouth (not bite, no pressure, marks or blood etc). If they don’t heed that warning then that’s on them. Before we got our dog we told her some rules and one of them was to never stare into a dog. So what does she decide to do, stare right at his eyes only like 15cm away, he went for her face (didn’t get her luckily). Our dog is very patient but just like any dog you just don’t know what will happen.

Nianudd
Community Member
2 years ago

I got bitten once by y friends dog. Another boy was winding the dog up, and when I went over to tell him to get lost, the dog swung around to bite him but caught me instead. Did I blame the dog? No. But I did punch the boy in the arm and shout at him ( we were 7 btw).

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