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Old May 24th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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One thing for sure. If you do not teach you daughter how to be gentle with your dog the dog will bite. It won't be Butter's fault. It will be yours for not teaching your daughter the proper etiquette with dogs. Unfortunately a big dog can do lots of damage with it's teeth to a small child.
At 16 months your daughter is old enough to know the word NO! I would be using it.
Teach her to be gentle when she is petting. If she goes to pull fur tell her NO and take her away from the dog.
If she steps on Butter's leg tell her NO and take her away from the dog. If she is pulling Butter's tail tell her NO and take her away. Please do not ever leave her alone with Butter. Not even for a minute. Tragic accidents can happen quickly.
When she is on the floor near Butter you need to be on the floor too. That is a great time to be teaching her how to be gentle. Please do not let her feed her food to Butter. Butter may grab for food sometime when it is too near your daughter's mouth and inadvertently nip your daughter's face.
You need to be stern with your daughter. Butter is only reacting to pain as any dog would.
Assumptions do nothing but make an ass out of u and me.

We can stick our heads in the sand for only so long before it starts choking us. Face it folks. The pet population is bad ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Last edited by 14+kitties; May 24th, 2010 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Added some info and fixed dog's name
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