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Okay. I posted previously about my daughters fear of a certain breed of dog.

Well. The dog in question belongs to her grandmother. Its a pit bull. THe thing has no training. Has bitten my daughter 3 times, once on the hand, on the arm and in the face. I had told them to keep the dog crated when she is visiting. But my daughter just told me they have been letting it out of the crate. IT comes right for her and after her growling at her, so they send the dog to its crate. I guess her 'poppa' wants to get a shock collar for it. I think they dont realize that just may make it not like my daughter. Would it see her as a threat still?
The first bite to the hand mydaughter was reaching to take a phone from her grandmother. The second bite was to the face as her grandmother was sitting her down after picking her up out of the tub. The last bite again she was handing the phone to her grandmother. I personally want the dog put down. A dog should not bite for any reason at all. :mad:
 

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What would I do? How old is your daughter?

I would keep my daughter away from the dog. Absolutely and 100%. If they won't agree to crate the dog (and stick to the agreement), then my daughter wouldn't visit them. It has nothing to do with the breed, it has to do with the fact that the dog has bitten your daughter 3 times. What they do with the dog is their choice. But if your daughter is being bitten, she shouldn't go where, really, her life is in danger.
 

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What would I do? How old is your daughter?

I would keep my daughter away from the dog. Absolutely and 100%. If they won't agree to crate the dog (and stick to the agreement), then my daughter wouldn't visit them. It has nothing to do with the breed, it has to do with the fact that the dog has bitten your daughter 3 times. What they do with the dog is their choice. But if your daughter is being bitten, she shouldn't go where, really, her life is in danger.
i thought he was still being crated. YEa i know it has nothing to do with the breed. I happen to like pits very much but i completely dislike this dog. She's being told again that the dog is to be crated when my daughter is there. It has no training. It drags her grandmother when it sees a cat! or any other animal.
 

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As others have suggested, I would not have the daughter go there while the dog is there. It's just too risky.

How does your daughter do with Eris?
 

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As a RESPONSIBLE Pit Bull owner here, they would have gotten a FIRM Piece of my mine, and I would NEVER allow my daughter to go back to that house. Obviously her grandparents can't even do a simple task to protect your daughter from THEIR dog, what other dangers are they putting your daughter in?

Has any of these bites sent your daughter to the hospital?

Personally NEVER allow your daughter to go back, and tell them why flat out. Tell them if they ever want to see their granddaughter again, that dog MUST GO. I will tell you right now, that you will be told you are overreacting, being childish, they even might say hurtful things to you but its your RESPONSIBILITY to keep your daughter safe, and looks like the grandparents house isn't safe at all.
 

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As a RESPONSIBLE Pit Bull owner here, they would have gotten a FIRM Piece of my mine, and I would NEVER allow my daughter to go back to that house. Obviously her grandparents can't even do a simple task to protect your daughter from THEIR dog, what other dangers are they putting your daughter in?

Has any of these bites sent your daughter to the hospital?

Personally NEVER allow your daughter to go back, and tell them why flat out. Tell them if they ever want to see their granddaughter again, that dog MUST GO. I will tell you right now, that you will be told you are overreacting, being childish, they even might say hurtful things to you but its your RESPONSIBILITY to keep your daughter safe, and looks like the grandparents house isn't safe at all.
no for the first two the second one happened while i have custody of her so i took her right to her doctor the next day. The skin wasnt broken but you couldsee the teeth marks. actually make out the teeth on the top and bottom.
 

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Pretty much ditto for all of the above. I would ask them to see a behaviorist to sort out the problem before I allowed her back over there.
 

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I would refuse to allow my child around such a dog anymore. What a sad situation.
EXACTLY! There is no way in God's green earth that I would allow my child to be in a situation where her life could be in danger. Believe me, it could be. Not because of the breed but because this dog has a history of going after her and the people involved have a history of not protecting her from bites. 3 times biting and they are still allowing the dog out around her? What in the world is wrong with them?
 

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I agree with the others. They are choosing the dog over their grandchild. Actually they are choosing laziness and their neglect of the dog by not training it and allowing it to become what it has. In your shoes? No more visits. If it hurts their feelings, then so be it. I have a friend whose 8 year old is scarred for life because of an aunt's dog. Got her in the face and nearly killer her when she was 5. Poor kid is the butt of jokes and lots of stares now and will always be. And this is after several plastic surgeries. Not worth it, in my opinion.
 

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When I read that it remended me of when I was bit by my grandparents Dalmation, She bit me once, but I was asking for it, the second time she bit me my grand parents had her put down. If they wont agree to crating the dog I wouldn't let her go there anymore.

Shame on the grandparents :mad:
 

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I'd quit visiting them until they did something about the dog (confine it, train it, or euthanize it)! Eventually they'll miss you and your daughter and will likely take action.
 
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