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    Default Dogs that snap

    Just curious to know what others would do - would you keep your dog if it snapped at your toddler on repeated occasions, leaving bruises but not breaking the toddlers skin?

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    My Chihuahua looooves my DS and has never showed aggression towards him BUT (thanks to an overexcited toddler and a parent who was ignoring me) he will snap at ANY other kid if they get close to him.
    IF he doesnt take to my baby once its here, Im going to have to see if my mum wants him or something because I wont have a dog that snaps at my kids.

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    I would prob keep dog but keep it seperate from the toddler at all times.

    If it was goign to be cruel for the dog to live like that I would prob get it rehoused.

    I would also ask has the dog ever been trained, can it be trained now etc.

    We a kelpie that is quite snappy by nature, my DS is only 4mths old and they are not really together ever. They see each other window and have limited supervised contact in small amounts (more just familiarisation).

    The dog has been trained and even though snappy will listen to us and stay sitting in whatever spot we tell her to when DS is older and we are outside. Likewise the dog will walk behind us on command and not walk anywhere else if we say - so I think these things all contribute to the overall situation if that makes sense.

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    First I would find out why he is snapping, most dogs snapping is the fault of the parent or child. What does your child do right before he gets snapped at?

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    No, especially not if it wasn't the first time.

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    Ah no I would not

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    No, I would get rid of my dog. Which would break my heart but my child is too precious.

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    I would get rid of the dog, I'm sorry to say. I grew up with a snappy dog and it was always in the back of my mind when my friends were around, even though he had a big fenced off backyard. He bit a friend through it :/ then when I was about 18 and he was quite old he went blind and bit me quite badly and then my little sister got bitten running past him to see if I was okay.


 

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