Ok I got off of work at about 1500 today and was surfing the web when I went outside to check on my dogs. I look outside and this kid is chasing my rottweiler and throwing some kick at her too...I go outside and tell the young boy that that is not how you play with dogs and if he can't play nice he's going to have to leave. So I go into my bathroom and peek out the window to watch what was going on and I see this kid start jumping on her, try to pick her up and body slam her, and start choking her in a head lock. I go outside and tell the kid to leave immediatly before I start whoppin on him. Now where I come from you dont excatly do that to a rottweiler. Now my Naomi has me concerned. She is a 7month old female and is generally quite and calm but factoring her breed honestly she's got to draw the line somewhere to letting someone whoop on her. And no she knew the kid was not playing. You could see in her eyes she was scared. Please someone tell me this is just a phase or something I would be grateful for any help. Thanks!
I would be thankful she's as patient as she is. Not to justify anything that the kid did, he deserves a beating, but if she became aggressive you might end up with a law suit in the future. Sounds like she's a real good natured dog. I wouldn't ask for anything else.
I don't think that I would have given the kid a econd chance and would have chased him off the first time. If you know where he lives, I most defnitely woul go to his house his parents know about his behavior. How old was this little wanna be delinquent? And people ask why a dog atttacked their kid!!! It's not always the dog's fault.
I'd dare to say he was about 12-14. After the second time the kid was looking at the door window to make sure I wasn't looking out to see what he was doing..I guess its time to put a NRA Disabled Veteran Lifetime Member sign in the backyard too. I talked to my friend about it and he said that dog abusers grow up to be people abusers and I should report this hoodlum.
I'd be afraid that negative interaction like that might over time change a dogs personality so it isn't so tolerant..
I wouldn't give any kid a second chance. Too many pro bsl people looking to try to add breeds to the dangerous lists.. cause even if the dog was being murdered, if it tried to save its own life, we know that the dog would get the harsh sentance..
Well, he's old enough to know better, and if you know where he lives , I would tell his parents ... for that what's worth. I would suggest if you catch him or anyone sle foing it again, you could take a picture of better yet, a video of him. This way you have proof that no one can wiggle out of.
Mafia, sad but true what you say. the dog would get the blame.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 7/29/2005 10:57:26 PM*** Reason: add
I would definitely report the kid. He obviously needs help, some kind of discipline and direction. I don't understand adults who would mistreat an animal, at least he's young and can possibly learn differently.
I like the video tape idea. I think you should get them on tape just incase if you can. Other than that I would not let those kids that you don't know play with your pup. I also like the idea of going to their house! I would, and I would call the police to and see if they would come with you so there is no problem and then you can have it documented that this child came on your property and abused your dog!
I think children are becoming more and more mean. The majority of parents do not teach their children the proper way to treat a animal. Those people just think a dog is a dog and lower than us so they should be treated like dirt. I see it ALL the time. Because of it nice dogs are getting abused and put to sleep because of jerks like that, that make a dog mean.
I am sorry for your dogs abuse by that child. I hope it does not happen again.
You said you "don't let them in unsupervised" is your yard fenced in? If it is and this person comes in univited you may be able to threaten him and/or his parents with breaking and entering or something to that nature. That boy must not have any brains to be doing something like that to a rotti let alone any dog. Good luck and bless your puppy's good nature attitude.
I know this is redundant but at least make the call to the PD. Just have some kind of record. I know you have probably heard this before but I did go through this at my last house and the kids were about that age.
I love kids believe me. I have 3 of my own but these kids I wanted to strangle. I just let it go and go and eventually it led to a big neighborhood argument and a town hall fight over my rotts. Because some kids these days could care less what their parents think and just kept at it. We had a 6 ft stockade fence around the yard and our dogs loved being in the house anyway. But let me tell you when these kids got a chance to irritate our rotts they did. Our rotts were very patient and loving towards kids of all ages. We were lucky for that.
But we kicked the kids out of the yard on our own and they swore at us. (little trucker mouths). The kids lied and said they were petting the dogs over the fence (hanging over it from their fence (4 ft chainlink) and that the dogs dragged them in the yard. The other child of course had to jump in to save her brother (ya ok).
Well the fight was brutal and we were saved by a town hall selectman that got to witness the kids in our yard first hand.
And to be redundant for the last time, you do have to wonder what is going through a childs head, let alone the parent who raised him if he gets a kick out of beating an animal.
It use to be something we could turn our cheek about "in the old days". Not anymore.
Good luck to you and bless you for having patient rotties.
I noticed you mentioned that people don't generally treat Rottweilers that way, but that behavior is unacceptable for any breed. I also wanted to add that I had a rottie (she passed away 4 years ago) and was very gentle...like the type to tolerate the things that the child in your backyard did to yours. I loved her gentle nature. Anyway...this is getting long :) My point is to just be happy that she isn't a snappy dog, but I would try some of the things the other people are suggesting because you don't know if she'll ever have enough of that treatment and I'd hate for you to be on the wrong end of a lawsuit. Okie...I think I've said enough. Good luck and go give your sweetie a hug *I really miss my dog*
You have more patience then I do. I don't know what I would do if I saw a kid doing that to one of my babies. That is so aweful! I don't think I would allow any child in my yard, even if I were out there supervising. I would't want to be responsible.
I would be glad to have a dog that is that laid back, once they start lashing out, your going to have aggression problems, its up to you to see that these things do not happen to him, I personally would have booted the kid the first time, he was old enough to know better, never leave him out unless you are there to watch him. You just have a very good tempered dog, everyones dream.
I'm rural, kids just do not come walking in here and give my dog a hard time, so my experience with this, or a lack thereof and opinion may be irrelevant.
My dog is large, powerful and adores children, especially his own little one. He is without question trustworthy...to a point. This "point" will never ever be challenged since I would not like to have a court trial, go to jail, have my canine euthanized and a dead pre-teen on my conscience. I just don't allow the tormenting and cruelty to dog thing, never have and never will. People get fed up and snap sometimes over bullying and teasing with horrible results. Do not need to go into detail with that. When something fears for its life whether it be canine or human, anything is possible...expect the unexpected and heaps of potential trouble.
My kids have been raised with dogs all their lives. German shepherds actually. I for one do not leave the kids totally unattended with the dogs. I trust them but dogs are very unpredictable. I am not sure what they would do with a child beating them over the head with sticks and having rocks thrown at them, only because at 8 and 11 they obviously have more sense then this other child does.
However, I have also taught my children to never go up to a strange dog unless the owner is there and they say it is fine.
I would not allow this child anywhere near your dog. First of all where are the parents??? And, if god forbid your dog bites this kid even in play or even jumps on him i can see a law suit happening. And worse case is that they will order your dog to be pts.
The next time you see this child anywhere near your dog you need to be firm and tell him that unless someone comes with him as in a parent he is to stay away from your dog.
Here is what I would do: Go talk to the parents with the child there and explain that your dog is being trained to be with the k9 dept. He is still a puppy is in now only starting the training but he is already registered as a dangerous weapon and because he is registered there is nothing they can do if the dog ever attacks their child lol