It's not my job to protect my children/food from your mutt. It's your job to keep your mutt out of our food and our faces. You chose to raise your children with a dog in the house. I have chosen to raise mine without a dog in the house.Ftw wrote:My children quickly learnt that around dogs any low hanging food gets munched/sticks get snatched.
It's a dog owner's responsibility to control his or her animal. Yes, it's up to parents to explain to their children to ignore strange dogs and not interfere with them and believe me that my pre-school children know well to avoid any dog they see.Ftw wrote:A creature advancing on them face first is a sign of aggression, something I spend my time imparting politely to children every day while their parents/nannies enjoy a coffee and a chat.
The fact that you put dogs on par with children suggests that you are not a rational person or have values radically different from mainstream norms.Ftw wrote:Dogs are innocent and so are children. It's our responsibility to educate ourselves and each other to ensure the welfare of both.
The only person posting on this thread with a sense of entitlement is you. Frankly, my thought after reading your post was to hope that your dog would be killed by a car at the earliest possible moment.Ftw wrote:I deliberately flout the rule of dog on lead at the bandstand cafe