dog bites

Alena - posted on 05/14/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 month old dog that bit the kid that I babysit on the face, she did draw blood but this kid is always mean to her I'm constantly on Heim for being mean. I gave the dog to my mom but am taking her back, she does not bite my kids and is a very good dog. Is it wrong of me to take the dog back?

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Michelle - posted on 05/14/2015

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I was bitten by a dog when I was 5, I had to have plastic surgery to repair the hole in my lip that he left. This dog had bitten someone else previously and the owners knew that if they had acted on the first bite I wouldn't have been scarred for life. I was lucky he didn't get the whole side of my face though.
This dog knew me and the owners also said it was great with kids but look what happened to me. I am now 40 and you can still see where the skin graft is.
I agree with the other ladies, you can't take this dog back. Once they have bitten someone once they are more likely to do it again.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/14/2015

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Also, if you are keeping this dog, get it into training classes and behavior classes. You might even want to think about something sporty like agility.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/14/2015

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If you are not willing to find this dog the best farm or home to live in, then the kid you are babysitting needs to stop coming over. Especially unsupervised with the dog. No child should ever be left unattended with any dog, even more important when you already know that dog is willing to bite a child in the face.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/14/2015

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These dogs are great for large land, places to run, farms...or if you don't have that....making sure you get them out a lot to run and be themselves, play catch...whatever DAILY for extended periods of time.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/14/2015

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Border Collies are NOT great kid dogs. They are herding dogs, that need to work. They NEED to work, be run, given a job. I cannot stress enough they are WORKING dogs. They live for this. These dogs can be very unpredictable and if not given the proper exercise it needs (like most dogs) can just snap. I call them Gemini dogs cause they have split personalities. These dogs teeth are MEANT to nip heals of sheep, or wherever they are aiming for. They are sharp. They hurt. You do not need this dog in your home. If he/she has bitten once...she will bite again....and it sounds like she already has bitten more than once.

Jodi - posted on 05/14/2015

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As someone else said, you are lucky that charges have not been pressed and the dog destroyed. Sorry, but you are wrong to take the dog back if he bites young children, especially if you are doing babysitting.

How old is the boy you are babysitting? How old are your kids?

Alena - posted on 05/14/2015

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She is a border collie and a great dog! She is awesome around my kids and I am babysitting the boy whose house she came from she was not treated right by those kids!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/14/2015

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Yes, it is wrong to take her back. You need to find that dog a home that has no kids, or kid visitors. The dog is biting in the F A C E! That is no joke. I work with animals. That is my job. I see owners like you come in all the time with kids that are being hurt, until finally the dog has to be put to sleep because a kid ends up being attacked and winds up in the hospital. This dog is not a good match for your home especially if other children are around. You are lucky the dog didn't get the kids eye. If i knew that my babysitters dog was biting my children, I would yank my kid out of there,....Do you have any idea how this can effect the children???? Lady...come on.

Raye - posted on 05/14/2015

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I was a "foster mom" for a rescue for several years, and helped to rehabilitate dogs that were abused and abandoned. I would suggest that the dog not be around children. The dog could be traumatized by the child that was mean to it, and could lash out at other children. Especially if you continue to babysit, do not have the dog around children that are not your own.

Depending on where you live, the parent of the child that was bitten could press charges, and, at the very least, the dog could be taken and destroyed. If you keep the dog and it bites another child (even your own), you may be brought up on charges of willful endangerment. I LOVE dogs, so please know that I am not trying to be insensitive to you or your family pet. But you don't want to take chances with kids. A dog bite can permanently scar a child both physically and mentally/emotionally.

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