Dogs and children are a wonderful combination and often become best friends. But this does not always happen with meaningless magic. The dog should be taught how to behave around the children (the early training you do will ensure this), and the children should learn how to behave in dogs, it is also important that you choose the right kind of dog for your family.
It is true that some dogs are more friendly and safer with children than others. But even then they can bite if they are upset. Did you know that most dog bites come from dogs or their well-known dogs? This means that most bites can be prevented if people are knowledgeable and do the right thing.
Dog Finding Animal Baby
According to Ruff Hero, many people make the mistake of believing that their dogs have to put up with everything they do to them, no matter how well trained they are – pulling the tail, hugging, shortening their ears, pulling their hair, holding it while they sleep, patting their head hard, picking it up with paws, and so on. That’s not right! Just as you do not like and refuse to be treated, your dog does.
Forcing her to accept what she hates can cause anger and frustration. You cannot control your dog if you avoid doing things that he does not like. In fact, you have better control if you respect him and ask other people to do the same; this includes children. That is the first step toward avoiding itching. However, if anything goes out of hand, there is a management that has proven to be safe for them
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And the golden rule never leaves a child (toddlers, and at least teenagers) along with your dog, any dog, no matter how confident you are. This is not because he will suddenly become cruel, or dislike children, but because children are aggressive and often do things that dogs do not value – hair pulling, for example. Remember, dogs cannot talk and can offer a variety of body movements and sounds to show their discomfort.
Adults can learn and should learn to recognize these symptoms; young children and toddlers are less likely to – and yet, more prone to play. The child, therefore, cannot intentionally upset the dog, but still, it is bitten because it does not respond to symptoms.
Let’s look at an example of a blue dog biting:
The dog is relaxing on the couch – his favorite place – he wants to be left alone. A two-year-old boy comes to her. The dog licks his lips and turns his head. The baby kept coming, wanting the dog’s attention. At this point, the tension between the dog and the baby has begun – licking the lips and removing the head are subtle signs that mean ‘go.’ The child acts like a human being – wanting to face each other – close and beautiful.
As the baby gets closer, the dog may be yawning, leaning its body away from the baby, or leaning heavily on the couch. The dog feels cramped, yet the baby still comes in and kisses or hugs. The dog growls and grits its teeth and bites the baby in the face – all in just seconds.
Was the bite ‘out of the blue’? No. The dog gave all the signs the other dogs would see. The child, however, was communicating such as eye contact, hugging, and kissing.
From a dog’s point of view, the child did not respond well to his subtle warnings, so he made the message clear, biting. Everything the dog wanted had to be left alone; all the baby wanted was a dog bite. The itching occurred because of misunderstandings: their minds could not meet. It would only prevent an adult from being present to ensure that the problem did not arise in the first place.
Warning Dogs Signs
What subtle signs does your dog give you, that you should pay attention to?
Getting up and moving away from the baby.
- Turning the head to avoid eye contact.
- Yawning as the child approaches or begins to play with him.
- Suddenly he scratches or licks his lips.
- Moving his eyes to the side, exposing the white part.
- If he is lying on a couch, he may lean heavily on his back or bend his body away from the baby.
A dog that gives these symptoms may not bite. But it’s better to be safe than sorry, and end the encounter when you see them.
When a Dog Can Bite You
It is also helpful to know the most common situations in which a dog is likely to bite a child. These are:
- when guarding food, a toy, or another valuable object;
- if he protects his landlord;
- when he is afraid and feels threatened when the child approaches too fast, bends over him, or hugs him;
- when he was injured;
- if the child may have injured or threatened, by trampling or pulling his or her hair, tail or ears;
- if he does not know how to control the force of his bite and injures the child when he is given food or a toy;
- when a dog and a child play an aggressive game, and the dog becomes very excited;
- young children running, screaming, and waving their arms can evoke feelings of a deadly dog;
- the dog may be asleep, and frightened if the child touches him;
- you may relax, and you want to be left alone.
These are situations where a dog can bite. I’m not saying he will. Whatever I do, the bite may be like a nip. But why risk a nip or a serious bite, when there are safe and fun ways for children to play with dogs?
Dogs play with what they have: paws and teeth. If they are happy, they can hurt. Any games that you allow your dog to play with a child, be sure not to include aggressive play – holding a dog mask, scratching, or teasing.