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Is it alright to put down a dog?    My brother works in the pediatrics unit and he told us a story about what happened a few months ago. He said that they admitted a little boy who was bitten on the face by their family dog who has been them since it was a little pup. According to him, the dog was not provoked by the child but instead they were saying that the reason why it happened may be the boy accidentally hit the dog or something. What do you think should happen to the dog? Should he be put down? What do you think should the family do about this matter?



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ilovedogss37
08/05/2010
11:14:49 PM

If I were the owner of a dog who has attacked somebody, especially a child, I would get the gun my self and put it down. I always value my family first over anything and anyone in this world. The life of a person is always more important a dog\s life for me. I could not risk the safety of my child once again with the company of my dog. I think that if a dog bit a child once, there is a high chance that he will bite again. It is just in their nature, I guess.

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doglover0417
08/05/2010
11:27:51 PM
Reply to ilovedogss37's post dated 8/5/2010 11:14:49 PM
I agree with you and I would have done the same if I was put in that situation. I think that it is also the responsibility of the dog owner to do that as well even if that means doing it to a pet that you have loved so much and have had for years. My sister had to put down her Labrador who has been with them for 5 years already because it bit the little girl of their neighbor. It was very hard for her but she had to do it. I agreed with her because we can never replace the life of a child unlike of a dog's.

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ilovedogss37
08/05/2010
11:34:48 PM
Reply to doglover0417's post dated 8/5/2010 11:27:51 PM
You are right. It's going to hurt the dog owner really bad especially if the owner is already attached to the dog so much. That is going to be very difficult but the dog owner should remember that when a dog attacks a human it still has something to do with their genes. There is still a wolf gene in them that makes them attack whenever. I have experiences before with dogs that can be friendly with you and then attack you as if you are their enemy. I think that they are genetically made to be that way and we can’t change that.
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kristina
08/05/2010
11:44:11 PM

In my opinion, we should all consider the circumstances first before doing anything. We must think about the reason first why the attack took place. I have seen many children, including some of the kids in the neighborhood, make fun or play with the dogs like pulling their tails or playing with their ears. Some are also hitting the dogs with a ball or something. I think that during these situations, the dog should not be put down because it was the child's fault why he was bitten. We should not put all the blame on the dogs but instead understand the whole situation.
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doglover0417
08/05/2010
11:53:57 PM
Reply to kristina's post dated 8/5/2010 11:44:11 PM
Hello, kristina. I very much respect what you have to say. I guess that we all have different views on things and I think that no matter what the situation or circumstance the dog and the child was under, it is no excuse for a dog to bite a child or any other human. I think that if a dog attack a human, he should be punished. I really do not expect a dog to think before he acts. We all know that the first instinct of a dog is to bite and not to think. I do not expect a dog to think, “Should I bite him or not? Will I get punished?” I don’t think so.
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kristina
08/06/2010
12:02:23 AM
Reply to doglover0417's post dated 8/5/2010 11:53:57 PM
No matter what you say, I think it should still be on a case to case basis. I don't think that dog deserves to be treated that way no matter how much bad things they have done in the past. Just like humans, they also deserve another chance and they should deserve a punishment that is appropriate for what they have done. Dogs are just like people, put them down if they have bitten or attacked more than one human or lock them up if what they have done was a lighter attack. That is why there is group called PETA to ensure that all animals will be treated fairly.

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doglover0417
08/06/2010
12:12:53 AM
Reply to kristina's post dated 8/6/2010 12:02:23 AM
Please don't get me wrong with what I am saying. I also own a lot of dogs and I love them so much. It is just that I think that dogs are no way like us. We have the ability to think and I believe that dogs don't have that capability. Of course, you can train a dog to love you and your family, but you cannot change the fact that he can still be viscous if he wants to. We have no control over that kind of thing because it is a fact. With regards to what you are saying about the punishment, I don't agree with that. I would not risk the lives of many people before I take any action.
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edge
08/06/2010
12:26:01 AM

I think that no matter what, the dog should not be put down and it should be allowed to live. The owners should just neuter the dog instead to reduce the aggressiveness. I think that this is the best answer for all the questions on our mind because it is the best thing that we can do to solve this problem. If a dog is naturally nice and just bit someone for protection or self-defense, this is the best solution to bring him back to his gentle state.
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cloudnine
08/06/2010
12:51:52 AM
Reply to edge's post dated 8/6/2010 12:26:01 AM
I think that they should put the dog on a fence after neutering him so that won't even try to attack someone again if the attack happened for the first time. I also think that we should consider the background of the dog when it comes to biting. I think that the dog should be put down if it was very aggressive or if it has already attacked humans and other animals in the past. But if the dog is not a biter and has only bitten because it was provoked or hurt, then I agree with you that it is best that the dog be neuter and be kept in a fence to prevent future attacks.
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cloudnine
08/06/2010
12:55:22 AM
Reply to doglover0417's post dated 8/6/2010 12:12:53 AM
I think that it all depends on the circumstances, just like what edge has said. If the dog is viscous and would attack anyone without even being provoked, it should be put down. No questions asked. If the dog, on the other hand, has been a very good dog and with no track record of attacking anyone and has attacked for the first time, we should just neuter him and keep him in a fence so that we can prevent him from being aggressive again. It is very hard for people to just kill a dog that they have loved so much.
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edge
08/06/2010
01:03:17 AM
Reply to cloudnine's post dated 8/6/2010 12:51:52 AM
Based from the story, it seems to me that the dog who attacked was not a biter until the said incident. I came to this conclusion because he is a family dog and I am pretty sure that he knows them enough not to bite anyone of them without a good reason. I think that neutering the dog is enough to tame his wild side. I do not find it necessary to keep the dog in a fence because we cannot have full control of what will happen. For example, you already built a fence but you cannot stop other people from coming into your yard. It is basically useless.
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cloudnine
08/06/2010
01:08:08 AM
Reply to edge's post dated 8/6/2010 1:03:17 AM
No, building a fence around your yard is definitely not useless. You said it yourself; we could not control things from happening. That is beyond our capacity, but we can do something about it. We can do some things to prevent bad things from happening to our family and to other people. It is not useless. We have built a fence around our yard because we don't want our Rottweiler to get out of the yard. We are not taking any risks for that matter. Also, we don't want other dogs coming to our yard as well. It is for protection.
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doglover0417
08/06/2010
05:16:10 AM
Reply to cloudnine's post dated 8/6/2010 12:51:52 AM
Maybe there may be certain exceptions where the dog should not be put down. I agree when you said that if ever a first-time biter attacked a human, it is best to neuter him and to keep him in a fence. I think you are right, keeping a fence is important because it assures the dog owner that the dog is protected from attacking other dogs or humans, and also keep the family safe from other dog attacks. Maybe there is no reason to put down a dog after all if the reasons that you have cited may be true.
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ilovedogss37
08/06/2010
05:34:44 AM

I do not agree with the neutering because I think that once a dog has been wild and started attacking humans, he or she would be doing that again. If I were in that position, just like what I have said, I would get the gun myself and put it down even if he or she mattered a lot to me. A life of a human is always more important than anything because we could not bring it back. Once it's gone, it's gone forever. Even if you keep the dog in a fence, I think that won't stop him from jumping over the fence and attacking someone.
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cloudnine
08/06/2010
06:39:24 AM
Reply to ilovedogss37's post dated 8/6/2010 5:34:44 AM
I am not sure if I agree with that you have said. I think that if we kill all dogs that attack a human, I think it is very inhumane. It is not human that we kill all dogs because they have attacked a person. The best solution that I can think of, and many other people, is neutering for it stopped or lessen the aggressiveness of dogs. If we kill all dogs that attacked, aren't we going to be the same as them? Just like animals? We are not animals. We are given the brain to think and the heart to feel.
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doglover0417
08/07/2010
05:47:04 AM
Reply to cloudnine's post dated 8/6/2010 6:39:24 AM
Well, I'm quite confused already on this topic and I can't make up my mind because of the certain opinions of the people who participated in this discussion and they made quite a good point. At first, I have thought that once a dog has attacked or killed a human, he should instantly be put down, no questions asked. But when other members posted their comments about the topic, it really confused me. When you said that we should consider the circumstances first and the condition of the dog before jumping into a conclusion already, I got confused a lot more.


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