I had a well trained and very placid Great Dane before I had my son. The only time that my son was smacked, was when he pulled Inga’s tail.
Eventually, I had grand children and three very energetic and well trained G.S.D’s. Even well trained and obedient dogs can injure a child, they become excited when the door bell rings and rush to great a visitor and can knock a child off its feet. Consequently, if I was not in the room to “down” my dogs, they were put into the laundry room.
It is apparent that the mother of the child who was killed, did not know dogs. She bought it from a rescue organisation, who I suspect neglected to do a “home check”. The mother and child lived in a one roomed flat and due to her lack of knowledge, she allowed a little girl to play with the dog. I don’t blame the mother, I blame the rescue organisation.
There was a photograph of a large BROWN mastive type dog with the child in today’s Daily Mail it was wearing a choke chain which was on the wrong way. Tonight on BBC news they displayed a photograph of a white dog which was described as a bull dog.
For some daft reason we celebrate Guy Fawkes on November 5th. Was this dog spooked by fireworks?
At this stage, I will confess to getting three wonderful dogs from a Rescue Organisation. The organisation knew me and in spite of this, they did a home check.