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got my tinsel on

I would report it to the police.

 

Did your nephew go to hospital?

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Mrs Zee

Do authorities know?

 

I would report it if they don't already and I'd refuse to visit with my kids.

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Clementinerose

I don’t know how you go about forcing the situation but I absolutely agree with you that the dog is not safe around the baby.

Was medical attention sought for the baby? If so, what did the parents say caused the injuries when they were at the hospital?

I’m questioning this because I would hope that the treating Dr would also have a process in place for this kind of situation

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lozoodle

I would put in a report too probably. But honestly what sort of idiot is your brother letting a child approach a dog's food bowl? I mean really, is fkn common sense. Some people just shouldn't be pet owners if they have kids around too.

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Mrs Zee

Yep he went to hospital had to have day surgery with stitches, lucky not to have interfered with the tear ducts or resulted in permanent eye damage. But on my suggestion he euthanize the dog his reply was well it was our fault he was just protecting his food. Who could you report too?

 

Council Ranger. I'd be surprised if the hospital didn't.

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laridae

Yep he went to hospital had to have day surgery with stitches, lucky not to have interfered with the tear ducts or resulted in permanent eye damage. But on my suggestion he euthanize the dog his reply was well it was our fault he was just protecting his food. Who could you report too?

 

Kind of agree with him. The dog would have been protecting its food. It's probably a wake up call for him to keep the dog and baby separated. But surely it's his call whether he can do that or euthanise.

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literally nobody

Out of curiosity what dog breed is it? Glad the eye is ok.

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blimkybill

Yep he went to hospital had to have day surgery with stitches, lucky not to have interfered with the tear ducts or resulted in permanent eye damage. But on my suggestion he euthanize the dog his reply was well it was our fault he was just protecting his food. Who could you report too?

I wouldn't euthanize the dog. This is the kind of behaviour any dog might do. He was definitely in the wrong letting his child crawl around near a dog's meal. He needs to feed the dog well away from the child, and always closely supervise the interactions until the child is old enough to understand sensible behaviour around dogs.

Perhaps he might be willing to seek advice from a dog trainer?

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~Jolly_F~

Why do you think it’s for you to insert yourself into this?

 

It would have been reported to the ranger, it’s for then and your brother to sort out.

 

You involving yourself could complicate your relationship further.

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blimkybill

Another option is always fed the dog in a separate room, perhaps have a baby gate between the main house and the laundry, where the dog can get fed.

 

My dogs-are-my-life partner just said any dog would do this if a baby crawled towards its dinner while it was being fed.

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PuddingPlease

Kind of agree with him. The dog would have been protecting its food. It's probably a wake up call for him to keep the dog and baby separated. But surely it's his call whether he can do that or euthanise.

 

Honestly though, how seperate can they be in the same house? Unless dog is caged outside or kids never goes into the backyard, how likely is it to work in practice?

 

I understand the sense of unfairness if one takes the view that the dog is not to blame but we've had a lot of dogs in my family and I doubt any of them would have mauled someone approaching their food bowl. I'd also be interested to know the dog breed.

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**Xena**

I'd be more likely to blame the poor supervision and lack of training. Anyone with a dog should know to make sure kids stay away from a dog eating. Even if they've been well trained.

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Clementinerose

Why do you think it’s for you to insert yourself into this?

 

It would have been reported to the ranger, it’s for then and your brother to sort out.

You involving yourself could complicate your relationship further.

Somebody has to be the voice for the baby. If the parents aren’t willing to protect it then who is

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Clementinerose

 

 

Kind of agree with him. The dog would have been protecting its food. It's probably a wake up call for him to keep the dog and baby separated. But surely it's his call whether he can do that or euthanise.

It’s a hell of a wake up call for the baby though. He is the one who will suffer through this lesson

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~Jolly_F~

 

Somebody has to be the voice for the baby. If the parents aren’t willing to protect it then who is

 

You have absolutely no idea if this is true, not based on what has been shared here. In fact the brother had said it was their fault also for allowing the dog to eat where the baby was, it sounds to me as though they are taking this seriously and taking precautions going forward!!

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ipsee

It is a small dog, and the family has had a big wake up call. I'm sure they will be much more careful until their youngster is a lot bigger and more sensible.

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~Jolly_F~

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#notallcats

Why do you think it’s for you to insert yourself into this?

 

It would have been reported to the ranger, it’s for then and your brother to sort out.

 

You involving yourself could complicate your relationship further.

 

So a close family member is seriously injured and disfigured and you say nothing? Have no concerns... just go on with life.

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~Jolly_F~

Yer that’s totally what I said....

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#notallcats

dog atracks my nephew nearly taking out his eye.

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#notallcats

Yer that’s totally what I said....

 

You said...

 

 

Why do you think it’s for you to insert yourself into this?

 

It would have been reported to the ranger, it’s for then and your brother to sort out.

 

You involving yourself could complicate your relationship further.

 

 

The OP is asking what to do... you told her to do nothing basically. So yeah, that's "totally" what you said.

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Paddlepop

So the brother had had the dog for 6 years with no other problems? Sounds like the parents have had one heck of a scare and will pay very close attention to keeping all children away from the dog while it eats. They might want to consider hiring a dog trainer to make the dog less protective of its food. I definitely wouldn't be putting the dog down.

 

Then again I grew up with dogs that if you went anywhere near them when they were eating they'd growl and bare their teeth so we knew to stay the heck away from them while they were eating. Any other time they were fine with no aggression towards our family.

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~Jolly_F~

 

 

You said...

 

 

Why do you think it’s for you to insert yourself into this?

 

It would have been reported to the ranger, it’s for then and your brother to sort out.

 

You involving yourself could complicate your relationship further.

 

 

The OP is asking what to do... you told her to do nothing basically. So yeah, that's "totally" what you said.

 

I knows what I posted, I can read quite well.

 

I asked the OP a question to start... then said I felt it was for her brother and the ranger to decide and that her getting involved could further complicate their relationship... I didn’t once tell her to do nothing!!

 

If I knew why she wanted to get involved, my answer may change but based on what’s here, I think her brother seems to have it in hand.

 

But hey you keep telling me what I meant by my words because you seem to know me better than myself!!

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