We went to the Melbourne Dog lovers show today, we have dogs. It was great fun, lots of dogs and rescue groups. we made our 3 year old ask permission to pat a dog, instead of just letting her run up to them.
She was patting a beautiful big bull masstiff and it’s tail sagged and hit her ( gently) she reached out and I said don’t grab the dogs tail , and she didn’t. Which I praised her for listening. The guy with the dog, then proceeded to tell miss 3 and I that it was ok to pull the dogs tail, she won’t mind. I said excuse me but I’m trying to teach my daughter to be safe around dogs, we don’t pat them without asking , nor do we pull ears or tails or anything no matter how safe the dog is. He said nothing. I was furious.
Posted by mum4107, 29th April 2016