Help!! My 2 year old is so mean to animal

Brittany - posted on 08/17/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hello I need advice on what to do. My 2 year son is so mean to animals. He is not mean with other children, he is great with his little sister (2months old). I don't have any animals in my house but my mother does and we spend a lot of time visiting ( everyday). My son loves to play with the dogs a German Shepard, and a small cross bread. the big dog is great the small dog has always been a bit a nasty dog so I try my best to keep them apart, but my son with be playing nice and out of no where pinch, pull there ear, kick, or jump on them. I have tried telling him no and hand over hand petting the dog nicely, I have tried time outs, I have tried taking away toys. I know make sure the dogs are locked up when we go over but I cant help but feel this is not going to fix the problem we are just avoiding it. But for my sons safety we don't want to take any chances.
Please tell my this is a phase!!!

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