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Not anymore. Her first tooth is showing up. Found out when she bit me last night as I was brushing her gums.

that's kids for ya'. little ingrates, they are.

shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net
Her first tooth is showing up. Found out when she bit me last night as I was brushing her gums.

You haven't taught her "gentle"!? What kind of skin-puppy trainer are you?

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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I know what you were getting at, and I wanted ... I'd deign to lecture anyone on their skin-baby rearing techniques.

understood! it was mainly diddy who seemed to think that was okay. i didn't get the impression that you thought it was.

It was YOU that put the xchild rearing thing slant, and decided to take exception to it. I never ever intended to smear the mother for her kids, Admonishing a mother for her heathen children, and helping her to understand the mechanics of safe dog handling are totally different.
I wasn't going to say anything, because arguing with you is hopeless. As usual, you are taking the worst slant possible, making a case and issue over it. Then taking your curtsies and bows before your cheering but small audience, (oh by the way, here's a kleenex to wipe your snotty little nose) But for those who decided not to run with your brat squad and decided to interpret this correctly, I thought I'd clear the scene of your (again) twisted mind.
Her first tooth is showing up. Found out when she bit me last night as I was brushing her gums.

You haven't taught her "gentle"!? What kind of skin-puppy trainer are you?

She has learned Gentle. She just isn't always clear when to be gentle. Much like her mother, she can be stubborn at times. She (Emilie) has also come up with her own interprtation of Gentle from time to time.

On Sunday night, Gentle meant pulling Cocotte (Moogli's mom) out from under the table by her tail slowly. In her defense, Cocotte likes playing with Emilie like this and places her tail where Emilie can play with it. I have never seen a dog (Cocotte) turn herself inside out before to try to get a child to play with her. They have a number of games that they play together including: I'll try to lick your face while you try to grab me; Crawl towards me and I will run around with the zoomies for a while.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
Ugh! Today on Tallulah's walk, we were about a block away from a front yard full of kids. No big ... They are so lucky that I'm more people-aggressive than my dog is. Jodi, (urge to kill fading, fading, RISING, fading)

that reminds me of my own pet peeve about kids and dogs..

The other day I took Maui and Cali to the park for a nice long walk and right away, I saw three kids walking two dogs. The kids were no more than10 years old and they had lots of trouble managing the large dogs. One dogwas a large labrador and the other was a huge St Bernard. At one point, the St Bernard started running towards me and my dogs while the boy was being pulled behind him. There was nothing I could do but pick up my dogs and try to make sure they didn't get hurt. The dog reached us and circled around me, nearly tripping me and I got tangled in his leash. The boy screamed, its ok, he's friendly.

I got untangled and started walking away. The dog followed me and the only thing the boy could do to stop the dog (who was ignoring verbal commands) was to drop to the ground. It worked and luckily when I was farther away, the boy was able to take the dog away from the park. I was shocked that a parent would let this small boy take this large and uncontrollable dog to the park alone. But I guess some people are just that way.
My approach to the parents would have involved how the kids should behave around my dogs - but not how ... Rocky." I didn't tell her how to go about not letting her kid kick Rocky, just the result I wanted.

Well, yeah. "if your kid tries that with some other dog - they may lose an arm" isn't telling her how to stop them, just that it's wise to stop them (of course, a bit thrown in about "don't let them do that to MY dog ever again").

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
but, what i wouldn't do, is go hunt down the parent and give them an earful about their child rearing skills, which is what i objected to in some of the previous responses.

If I was walking past the house anyway, and the parent initiated the dialogue - she opens it up to "don't let you kids pull that crap". Not exactly hunting someone down.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
If I was walking past the house anyway, and the parent initiated the dialogue - she opens it up to "don't let you kids pull that crap". Not exactly hunting someone down.

perhaps, but i tend to think that it's futile, and perhaps counter-productive, to give unsolicited advice, especially when it involves correcting someone's parenting choices.
i was at the grocery store last weekend, and the woman in front of me apologized, in a sort of commiseratory way, about her kid being whiny. i suppose i could* have told her that it was a bad idea to let him have his way (he needed a candy bar), as it was bound to reinforce his bad behavior. After all, she *did open the door for comments, but A) it's not my job and B) it's none of my business.

shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net
One can also shout/jubilate with junk and this I did, nailing and gluing it together.
Kurt Schwitters
perhaps, but i tend to think that it's futile, and perhaps counter-productive, to give unsolicited advice, especially when it involves correcting someone's parenting choices.

futile? maybe, maybe not. And SHE started the dialogue.
i was at the grocery store last weekend, and the woman in front of me apologized, in a sort of ... she did open the door for comments, but A) it's not my job and B) it's none of my business.

But it didn't affect you as directly. Now, if the kid had HIT or SPIT at you..
I still probably would have said something conversational, like "yeah - I wish I could whine when I wanted something, and get away with it - he's lucky to have more limits than I give myself".

To each their own, but if bratty kids had accosted my dogs, I wouldn't be silent to their caregiver. silence = condoning

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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