How important is this topic? Today 2 things happened. I was given a dirty look for doing a focus exercise with a Dog I was walking with as a child not being watched by its mother tried to grab the dogs face. As I guided him into me she yanked her child away as though the Dog was in the wrong. Obama's Dog bit a child today. When the story came out. It's becuase the child grabbed him and kissed him on the lips. People accuse Dogs of being dangerous around children. If a Dog is socialised and trained correctly this couldn't be farther from the truth. However what about Parents being trained correctly. In watching their children instead of their phone? If the situation had been different today say... I was on my phone and wasn't watching the Dog. The child grabbed the Dog and the Dog bit. Who would be in the wrong.
A) Parent on phone not watching child
B) Me for the same crime
C) Both of us
Me. If I hadn't of been watching the environment like a hawk like I always do. I would have been culpable. Not child. Not parent. Me. Why? Because I am in charge of the Dog. If you know of parents doing the same thing. Please educate them. It's not fair on the Dog nor child. Child is scarred for life. Dog is in nearly all situations PTS. This is not about all dogs not being or being good with children. This is about Parents not educating their children and then the worst happens 🐶