Dogs and Biting.

New Zealand
November 12, 2007 3:57am CST
I have a really hard choice to make. My Dog nearly bit my Neice cos she just walked by his path. If you had these three choices what would you choose if you really loved him/her and you really loved living with Dogs and you were a lonely person. I have a big choice as I said and there's the following:- 1. Try to retrain the dog again 2. Get a full medical for the dog and find out if he's got a Arthritis or something like that. 3. Just don't both with anything else and just go to the Vet or somewhere and get him put down and then go from there. I know I would find life a really hard thing to deal with and I know how much I rely on having a dog ie. safety, friend to talk to, company and that sort of thing. Anyway I better sign off and Please someone see if you can help me cos this is really hard to decide with no help. I will be greatful for any help what ever I do decide to do I am sure. Catch ya later. JM&M.
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19 responses
@hopejordan (3567)
• Australia
12 Nov 07
hi there pretty_babe i dont believe in putting animals down because god has created them and we suffer like the animals and i love my cats and i believe god has given us animals so we can be happy and maybe i am being silly but thats how i feel so i have been biten by a dog once 6 years back boy did it hurt i had to get the doctor to have a look and cleaned the wound up and put me on medication i never want to go througth that pain ever again and the dog but my arm i did not sue these people i forgiven the dog but i was visting there was no fence once he saw me he bit me thanks for this discussion
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• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
I don't like the idea of putting him down, but as things have gone since hearing this and emailing I have heard that there's more safety issues and feel it is time to let him as I believe it could be age, personality and stuff like that. I don't want to but I am doing for the safety of My NEICE. Both Her Mum and My Mum have not been able to get him out for anything like food or anything like that but they have sent my NEICE in and they have got him. I am really pissed with hearing this and feel like they should know better and should let her feel safe by not sending her in the Kennel to do the things they can't get him to do basically for them.
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
I forgot to add at the Beginning Thanks for your response.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
Thanks for the help. I am so grateful that I can still change my mind and am glad that I can do all I can do to love him like I have always loved him. Thanks for your help.
• United States
12 Nov 07
Nearly bit your neice? So he hasn't actaully bitten anyone, right? If it was a one time occurance, it could be the dog was just startled or trying to show his dominance, like he would if you brought another dog in the house. I would work on socializing him better and keep him put away when you have guests (especially children) over at your house. If you think he might have some medical condition that contributed to it, arthritis, losing his sight or hearing, then you should take him to the vet also. It would be a shame to put him down when he hasn't actaully done anything wrong.
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• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your Response. It's not a once off I don't think, I can't remember though as I have a bad memory, owing to Accident after Accident. I am choosing the way I have chosen cos of lack of responsibility on other people's part since I am not actually with the poor DOG to try to get him to listen and to try avoiding this. He seems to have lost it since he has been himself bitten. He's coming up 77 in Human Years and 11 in Dog Years, so if he's loosing his sight, hearing, both or got something else like that then it is not a big wonder anyway.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Nov 07
What breed is it pretty? Some breeds are not good with children at all is why I ask. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
13 Nov 07
My dad is 80 years old. I'm really glad someone like you is not in charge of his care, since your dogs age seems to be such a huge factor in your reasoning to kill him instead of at least trying to get a shelter or rescue group to take him. I get that your family is being really irrisponsible about letting your neice around the dog while you are gone, but what about when you come home? I'm assuming you have a little control of the dog then, right? Put a lock on the kennel so the kid can't get in and feed the dog yourself. Anyway, it sounds like you've made your descision and I doubt anything I type at this point is really going to change your mind, but I felt I had to at least try on your dog's behalf. I hope you at least refrain from getting any other pets in the future unless you are able to provide a stable life-long (natural life, that is) home for the animal.
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• United States
12 Nov 07
If the dog is that important to you, then I would make sure he is not exposed to children or others so he cant bite them. If that is unacceptable, then I would say you would have to give him up. I personally feel you owe more responsibility to the protection of children that enter your home, than to the freedom of a pet
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• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your Response. He's that important to me, but there's the fact of others listening to what I say about my Dog and they have not listened even while they have been awaiting my decision. You see he's like a little kid to me and that's just the way I see him. Putting him down though is the best thing, he's getting old, 70 years old in Our Human Years and nearly 11 in the Dog Years. He's himself been attacked by another Dog so I know that that has probably made things worse for him.
• United States
13 Nov 07
I understand, my mom has several dogs and she loves them like her children. The thought of putting them down is a painful one. Cant you keep him separated during visits from people and children? I wouldnt put him down, if he isnt suffering, he still has a lot of love to give.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
I have decided against putting Tobi down and it is many thanks to all of those online. I have been finding it hard to deal with all that stuff to do with putting him down, dealing with life and stuff like that after him going and many other things. Thank you and all others on this part of the conversation. I am off for now.
@infoguy (210)
• India
12 Nov 07
Hey putting the dog somewhere or away is really bit painful decision, best is get the dog trained and keep the dog away from visitors..
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• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I would love to keep him but I have felt the need to put him down. He's getting rather old, he's been in more than the one house, he's just fed up I think more than anything so I think that it's a good idea despite how Lonely I am going to feel with NO DOG for the amount of time it takes to find a young reasonably NEW not Puppy though Dog. The poor child at the recieving end of the near bite has been put in the situation by others where she's been asked to get my dog cos no-one has been able to get him. This sounds like they care more than the Dog than the Kid. My Dog and My Niece. This is one big thing to really get my Goat.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
I couldn't do this after all that. I am glad i have had this much time to really think and think hard about what I want to do. I know that I can not do a lot about the things I did before I got really close to actually losing him and finding things very hard to deal with. Thank you all for your help
@jessje (145)
• United Kingdom
12 Nov 07
Hi, I run a private dogshelter from home and we have a 5 months old son. Never ever I let my child (or another child for that matter) alone with the dogs (not with my own or with shelter dogs) Dogs are unpredictable, and something can always happen. I'd get a medical report to be sure he isn't in some kind of pain but otherwise just keep your niece away from you dog, you could put him in a separate room, a doggycage, in the garden or anywhere your niece won't come when she visits. Sweetie, there's no need to put your dog down if you are careful! Good luck, and if you need more help, feel free to send me a private message
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I have decided that since I seem to be having to choose between an 10 coming up 11 year old or a 1 coming up to 2 year old Neice. This choice of course has been MEGA Hard but I am getting rid of the DOG and keeping my NEICE safer by having a new non-agressive dog. I could honestly not live with no DOG cos I feel sooo lonely without a DOG. I feel like there's not a lot if any use in LIFE with no DOG. I feel like they are a lot of things. A. Company for me B. A feeling of safety C. Someone to talk to while I am walking. I am really angry with having to loose my DOG cos of someone else's lack of commen sense. I say that cos I am away up North to where I live. I am staying with Family so I really got angry when I heard that they are not keeping My NEICE away from My DOG. They were told though that they need to keep her safe and away from my Dog.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Such a hard choice to make. I truly wish that you don't have to let go of your dog. And I certainly hope that the parents or whoever is the guardian of your niece would have the common sense to keep her away from any animal since she is still a child.
• New Zealand
18 Nov 07
Cletus Van Damme - Thanks for your response. I am not DUMB. DON'T CALL ME DUMB. I HAVE A SLIGHT INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY BUT THAT DON'T MEAN I AM DUMB. Thanks for your response anyway. I am grown up anyway by the way as much as I can be grown up. Have you ever tried to be Intellectually Disabled?
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh! Don't get him be put to sleep. You might feel really guilty after it and regret it. How often is your niece (or any other children) over? If they aren't over that often than I would just make sure that when their are kids at the house to keep the dog in the backyard, or secluded somewhere else, away from the kids, until they leave. You could defeniatly try to retrain the dog? How old is he?
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I did not get him put down but that was cos My Mother was going to pay for My Dog (Tobi) being put down. She found out the price though and then said no way like I did hope would happen in my own reasons. I really did not want it to happen. The down side for that is that after she tried to re-home him on me before even contacting me about what to do they did their own choice of thing anyway. My Mum and Sister drove him down to an Old Stomping Ground so to speak but just let him jump out of the car and then they failed to bother to even go after him to catch him and they then told me after they had done the stupid thing. I was and still am VERY UPSET/ANGRY ABOUT BEING NON-INFORMED OF THE EVENTS THAT FOLLOWED till they'd already happened within about 10 Hours of them happening. Infact since I didn't know that he was safe last Night I really did not sleep well at all. By the my Neice is there at the home nearly every day that there is of the year, other than her there's not a single child there. The thing that got my goat was that I told Mum of my Neice and my Mum that they needed to keep both of them away from each other, not what happened, they turned around and just let her go and get the Dog from the Kennel and piss him off even more than already if he was of course. I AM VERY TIRED FROM LACK OF SLEEP COS OF THIS HAPPENING AND WORRYING THAT THERE CAN STILL BE SOMETHING THAT MIGHT HAPPEN THAT MAY WELL KILL HIM VERY SLOWLY SO HE HAS TO BE PUT DOWN. THIS REALLY HAS MADE ME REALLLLLLLY REALLLLLLLY MADDDDDDDDD. He was there to be LOOKED AFTER NOT JUST DUMPED ON THE STREET FOR SOMEONE TO TRY AND KILL ANY OLD HOW. THIS IS REALLLLLY REALLLY ONE THING TO MAKE ME VERY, VERY SUPPPPPPEEEERRRR ANGRY. I am not going to be able to FORGIVE MYSELF FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT PUTTING DOWN THE BOY.
• United States
15 Nov 07
Wait! Whoa. Your mom took your dog and just let him run off somewhere! That is terrible! I would be really upset too! He's in a shelter now? Can't you get him back? Since your niece is over everyday I would say keep the dog outside and pinned in other areas of the house while she is there. You can get little gates to put up that the dog can't cross. I'm sorry all this is happening to you! :( I hope everything works out.
• New Zealand
18 Nov 07
I can't get the Dog back cos I don't even know where he is anyway. She actually let him out and took off the collar he had and then after that he ran for his life and although my Sister was the driver of the car I can thank her for at least going for a look but it was it. I wish I could stop this Comment now cos I am getting myself upset by trying to answer people who are like saying that I am the STUPIDEST OWNER and stuff for dumping him when I am away on HOLIDAY and was before then too. I trusted my MUM WITH THAT POOR DOG WHO MIGHT BE OUT THERE SUFFERING OR ANYTHING.
@FLmom26 (142)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I'm sorry you are having to make that decision. My first thought here was that, if time allowed, you could maybe find a new home for the dog where there are no kids or other pets. But it doesn't sound like that would work since the people keeping your dog while you're away won't keep your neice away from him. If you feel this is the best option, I hope that you heal quickly from your loss. I know we all love our pets, but a child's safety has to be the top priority.
• New Zealand
14 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I did choose but that was not my choice so ya. Catch ya later. JM&M.
• New Zealand
14 Nov 07
I chose what to do like I said but my choice was not done anyway and there has been irresponsibility in the way he was removed. He was removed by going to a NOT so WELL KNOWN place to him anymore, DUMPED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO FEND FOR HIMSELF AND THEN THEY WENT AWAY WITHOUT HIM. OF COURSE I DID NOT WANT TO CHOOSE ANY WAY TO GO BUT I NEEDED TO AND SO THAT WAS AND THEN THIS HAPPENED SO I MAY NEVER SEEM HIM AGAIN.
@FLmom26 (142)
• United States
14 Nov 07
The dog was dumped on the side of the road???!!!! Not sure where you're from, but that's illegal! That's endangering an animal, neglecting an animal, and can be punishable by fine and/or jail time for the OWNER of the dog not the people that did it because you left the dog in their care. Like I said, I'm not sure where you're from and if you're not in the US your laws may be different. But if you do, someone could easily report you for this and you'd be in a lot of trouble. I'm sorry, we may all love animals very much but some of us should not own a pet. If you actually left your BELOVED dog with people who weren't going do things the right way and just abandon it on the side of the road, you are just as much at fault as them and you shouldn't have had a pet to begin with. I was sympathic before because I had to put my dog down too (she got very sick, very quickly and there wasn't anything that could be done. she was suffering immensely) so I know how hard it is to make the decison, and how sad it is when they're gone. But if this is what you think is ok, then I no longer feel sorry for you. If you really did care about your dog, you should call the SPCA and explain what your family did so they can find the dog and find him a LOVING home. It IS possible to find a home for an older dog.
@brandy78 (159)
• Canada
12 Nov 07
if you really love your dog you should probably do option A and B .. How old is your dog? is there any history of aggression.. Is he protective of certain areas of your home or yard? there might be factors that caused him to snap at her. Has he been around lots of kids before? I know that my dog will freak on anyone kid or adult who comes near our fence this is because she was tormented by an old neighbor through the fence and she feels threatened. Nine times out of ten a dog will act aggressively because they feel somehow that they are being threatened. A good trainer good would probably really help you and as I said i would try to narrow down why you think the dog may have reacted this way. For me destroying the dog would be my last measure. Hope that helps
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. My Dog is 10 going on 11 or 70 going 77. This to me would really feel old. I am Destroying him cos of the fact that He's just about bitten my NEICE and my Family WILL NOT USE THERE SENSE AND KEEP PUTTING THIS POOR CHILD IN DANGER,EVEN AFTER THIS HAPPENED. I am sorry about the shouting. I really want to keep him but I REALLY want to keep My NEICE Safe at this same time.
@brandy78 (159)
• Canada
13 Nov 07
At that age maybe its something you have to do.. my dog lived to be twelve but he was getting pretty growly there towards the end.. I am very sorry for you I am looking at having to put down my lab because she has such bad skin allergies and its a tough decision and a very difficult thing to have to do.. all the best to you I hope its not too hard on you..
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
The Plans got changed on me with out me knowing it was happening so he went away without me even knowing he was going. HE GOT DUMPED ON ME!!!!
@Duvessa (914)
• United States
13 Nov 07
"3. Just don't both with anything else and just go to the Vet or somewhere and get him put down and then go from there. " OH MY GOD!!! I can't even believe that you would say/think something like that!! If you REALLY loved the dog as much as you claim to then this would not even be an option. You don't just get rid of a dog for no reason. A truly loving & caring pet owner will do everything they can to figure out what's causing the problem & then do everything they can to try & resolve it. Putting the dog to sleep without even so much as a question on your part makes me wonder if you should even be owning a dog!!
• New Zealand
14 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I am SORRY you obviously think better of a DOG than of a HUMAN FRIEND. There's things that you have to do before you choose a DOGS LIFE OVER A HUMANS LIFE. Thanks again for your response and I am yet again SORRY YOU FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT THIS.
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
Druscilla and Duvessa. I am sorry. I was just trying to find out what I should do. He as you know was not put down. I am going to see if I can find him cos I know that I DO LOVE HIM ENOUGH TO BE NICE TO HIM AND LOOK FOR HIM AND PROVE THAT LIFE IS WORTH HAVING A DOG AND SO ON AND SO FORTH. I live with my Family because I have got a Slight bit of an Intellectual Disability or sometimes they make me feel like it anyway so this is why I am still there. I could not be so mean to my Niece and Dump her. I would wear it from both of the IRRESPONSIBLE people who were in the car as well if I did.
@Duvessa (914)
• United States
17 Nov 07
Dru, why thank ya darling! I do value animals & hold them in high regard, animal cruelty is something I WILL NOT tolerate under ANY circumstances. Babe: Dru is absolutly right in what she said also. Obviously your neice is the problem here, not the dog. The kindest sweetest dog can finally just have a belly full of an annoying brat & snap. I know I would. It's NOT teh dogs fault in ANY WAY. If you're neice is not old enough to understand "NO leave the doggie alone" then she shouldn't be around the dog in the first place!! and if she HAS to be then her parents should keep an eye on her. I take it back, it's really the parents fault, not the childs. Dog's don't know any better & they do what they have to do. And I agree, I'd freak out if my family ever did anything like that with any of my pets (although I currently don't have any at the moment, but I wil once I attend school to become a professional dog trainer) and if my family did something like that I would never forgive them. but then again my family KNOWS better than to mess with my animals, they know how dear they are to me & my family RESPECTS that.
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
I cant believe you'd even consider having a dog destroyed just because of this. He didn't hurt anyone so that's just a lazy way out of being a responsible owner (not trying to be rude but it's hard to comprehend why you'd consider destroying a dog for this reason). I know it's hard but you need to have that dog trained, simple commands will work a treat, you also need to make sure children don't go near him if he doesn't know them. Arthritis isn't going to make him snap, so that's not the reason - you need to find a training school - or even do it yourself, get him used to other people, children, dogs etc - then he wont be snappy with kids. If he's older, perhaps a sight & hearing test might be of some help, your niece may have startled him if he didn't see or hear her coming. Good luck but he deserves better than to be destroyed.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I have been thinking really hard this week. I know that as long as I can get him home after my Mum deserting the poor Dog while I have been away on Holiday I will love him for ever and ever more. I still love him so I know that I can't do that. Thank you sooooo much for your help.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
PS. He's not going to be gone by the end of the week he's back. I miss him and I can't even handle life even now with no him and so I really am glad that they couldn't go through with the thing.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I wopuld not put the dog down unless there was a severe problem with it's health. I would punish the dog somehow then retrain it not to bite nor attack anyone especially kids. Now as far as the health check up with a vet. Does the dog have updated vaccines etc? If so then it should be fine. Make sure the dog has it's vaccines. All states require a dog be licensed. Well Minnesota does for sure that I know of. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I am putting the Dog Down. I am not risking my Neice getting bitten nor anyone else. The rest of the Family seem to be willing to risk this but I feel it is safer. He's had a hard life to live so this would be the best thing to do. He's getting expensive, grumpy, not showing a lot of interest in a lot of things and this is just the topper offer. He's had 3 owners, lots of injuries and he's 10 going on 11 or 70 going on 77. Thanks again for your help. When he's gone I will just get another Dog and train this Dog and it will not be a waste of the Dogs life not that this Dogs life has been wasted.
• New Zealand
14 Nov 07
He was not put down in the end but he was just dumped the others in my family on the side of the road with no collar, lead, tag or anything. This really PISSED ME OFF!! even more than it did before when I had to decide what to do.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I would put the dog outside or in a bed room when you have company over. That way the dog won't feel threatened or get the chance to bite. Is the dog older? Older small dogs tend to not be as friendly to children and get a bit snippy.
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. He's older, but my Neice is getting the job of getting him out of the Kennel even though they know the Attack could happen any time. I heard that this morning. I am away and I have said what they need to do with the Dog but they are just basically making a slave out of this poor kid who might get bitten and not keeping her safe from being mauled by the Dog. I am away out of Town.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
He is not being let go cos I really really really love him so I can't let him go. I really really hope I will learn from this bad experience of losing him by another person losing him. I couldn't do this and now I am glad I am not going to let it happen.
• United States
12 Nov 07
I do wish you luck with maybe retraining him. But you will also have to retrain yourself if you retrain him. Because now the thought is in your head that he might bite. That thought is gonna stay in your head. The biggest rule in my house with the animals is the kids. If the animal goes after a kid than its time for a family discussion. Are you ever gone to be able to trust this dog around kids again?
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I believe this Morning really made the choice semi concrete. I was talking on the phone and I heard "Your NEICE is going to get the DOG OUT of the KENNEL and he's coming for her only." This of course really pissed me right off hearing this, So I was like well this poor DOG has to DIE cos of someone else's lack of responsibility for a KID and a DOG.
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
He was not destroyed, not re-homed. He landed up dumped by the Family I had looking after him. HE WAS DUMPED I REPEAT. GRRRRRRR GRRRRR. I did not know anything before I was told it happened about 10 Hours before I was told.
• United States
19 Nov 07
I had a similar thing happen to me. My daughter was bitten by my aunt's dog (husband's aunt). The family had asked me not to tell anyone not even my husband. I didn't want to create world war 3 with the family so I complied. My daughter was only 2 years old at the time and I was sitting next to her. No one provoked the dog, he just came under the table and bit my little baby's arm. His aunt loves the dog like her son, so all I can do is keep my child away from the dog. But the dog bit 3 other family members just a few months after that. I wanted them to put the dog to sleep but I didn't feel that it was my place to say anything. The dog is still alive but the aunt keeps the dog away from other humans other than herself and her husband.
• New Zealand
21 Nov 07
Thank you for your response. I am not going to put him down I don't think, not anymore. I am getting possibly getting him home. I am glad he was not put down now. I am still angry that My Mum went and undid his collar and won't apologize for basically dumping him to go for gold and just die out there. I tell you this I have been hurting even just not knowing where he had been before I heard from her (since this afternoon.)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I would agree with the person below me. Either put the dog elsewhere when someone is over that he may bite, or re-train him. It's not that difficult to re-train, especially for something "simple" like snapping at people, and if you don't want to or can't do it yourself, there's great classes all over that are relatively inexpensive that will do a wonderful job. I have Pit Bulls, so I know alllll about having to properly train your dog...they're perfectly fine, but you know how people are about the breed lol. It's also kind of hard having smaller kids around any dog. Sometimes they don't understand how to behave around one, especially if it's a dog with any sort of vice. Maybe after teaching the dog, you should try teaching her how to be around dogs, too, specifically yours. My son has been around all kinds of dogs and cats since birth, so it was pretty easy for him to learn how to be gentle and respectful of them. I hope you make the right decision! Good luck!
• New Zealand
18 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. Would you like my Intellectual Disability and my life? I am DAM SURE YOU WOULDN'T!!! I have been RAPED, RAPED, RAPED most of the whole of my life and to make it worse I have my Intellectual Disability to deal with so I can not recognise everything that an average 18-25 year old would. There is a lot I do recognise, but not everything. I was just putting in the options that the others in my Family had got from the Vet.
@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Putting down the dog is not gonna be in my choices. Firstly if I own a dog I would make sure that it is injected with anti rabies yearly. Secondly, bring your niece to a hospital as soo as you can so she can be injected with anti rabies or anti tetanus. These shots are injected in a series meaning you have to go back to get those shots for about 3 months. Again I would NEVER put down an animal. Goodluck to you and I hope you make the best choice. I do hope your niece is alright.
• New Zealand
14 Nov 07
The choice was actually in the end taken out of the hands of my own self. I asked for help. I didn't get it the way I wanted it and the people I asked have recked my life and I stand to have very little to do with them even though they are FAMILY. I was choosing the hard way if they were in agreeance with this, they did so that's what I was going for what they'd agreed with. I get a phone call by one of the Family and they tell me they "GOT INTO THE CAR, WENT FOR A RIDE UP TO THE SPCA, NO JOY COS OF HIS AGE, THEY WENT TO PICK UP MY NEICE, TOOK OFF OUT OF TOWN, WENT FOR GOLD AND JUST DUMPED MY DOG." WHAT THE **** WAS THE POINT IN ASKING WHAT I WAS DOING IF THEY WERE GOING TO JUST GO AND DO THAT ANYWAY. I just hope he is alright or found a new home, instead of a dying from being attacked or run over. Sorry I was yelling. I am soooo sorry. I am just not handling it now cos I have got no Dog and cos he's gone from my life - this way of any way there was to go.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
12 Nov 07
THis is a Nobrainer! Its very clear to me, that you must make a decision. Which do you love the most? Your Niece or your Dog? Sure you can have your dog retrained, but you can never be sure that he won't bite! If your niece is your choice, then its very clear that you must put your dog down. So which is it? Make up your mind and do it Now. The dog could bite her today.
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I know that I NEED to make a Decision and now I know the way I have got to go. I am away on Holiday myself and I had a call this Morning. Mother of my Neice who near got attacked and Our Mother has not listened and just been sending my Neice to get the DOG to have food and stuff, nothing has happened from that but I am NOT risking that again. LET ME TELL YOU I WAS PISSED WITH THAT CALL,HEARING THAT INFORMATION.
• United States
12 Nov 07
Choose option 3. You should keep your niece away from the dog or keep the dog away from your niece. Because if you are a lonely person your gonna need someone aroud when you have no company. Dogs are the only things that can protect you when no one is around
• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I am away from Home and so I am unable to keep my Neice away from my Dog and so that's therefore not possible to be my responsibility when I am on Holiday. I know you are just trying to help and really not trying to get me all up in arms so to speak. Hearing this info was really annoying for me I tell you cos since they have been this I feel it is more safe to go for the Putting Down the Dog Option.
@naniglavs (210)
• India
29 Mar 08
respond to my discussions and i'll do he same..so lets increase our responses...reply.