I often view videos that show a toddler ‘playing’ with an adult dog. The video is supposed to depict the love the child has for the dog or vice versa. It’s likely that nothing could be further from the truth.
Toddlers must be constantly observed if they are near a dog. It only takes a second for a tragedy and a life-long fear of dogs to occur. In addition, any reactivity on the part of the dog who is being mauled is a no-win situation for everyone.
There are many dogs that lose their lives every year because an adult did not take the time to stop a child from abusing the family dog. Of course, the child is not malicious—she just wants to play. However, a dog’s tolerance for being pulled, pushed, and slapped is limited.
If you see a child being rough with a dog, please speak up! You may be saving both the child and the dog from tragedy!
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Recently, I received an email from a woman whose male Maltese was stolen in Philadelphia. He answers to PJ and/or Dexter. If you see a male Maltese in the Philadelphia area, please call 267.668.7262. He is white and weighed about ten pounds when he was taken last year.
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