I have a 3 yr old grandson and would like to know if a rot/shar pei female puppy is a good idea? Are they good with kid
on Mar 14th 2012
in Dogs & Kids
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Any dog can be good with kids if raised properly. Although, I would NEVER leave a small child alone, unsupervised, with a dog, EVER. Some of my best childhood memories are with our family dog. Good Luck!
Koby answered on 3/14/12. Helpful? / 1
It totally depends on the dog- even within a breed, some dogs will be very tolerant and others will be more sensitive and sharper. Depends on the child too- some children want to crawl all over dogs, even pinch, kick and tug on them, while others are gentle.
Puppies of all breeds can be exuberant and mouthy and can unintentionally hurt a child, so I would limit interactions between the pup and kid until they're both a little older.
The website www.dogsandbabieslearning.com has a lot of info/training tips to make interactions between dogs and young kids safer, regardless of breed.
Bruno CGC answered on 3/14/12. Helpful? / 0
It all depends on the dog. Please spend time with this certain pup before bringing her home to see if she is fit for your life. Spend as much time as possible training her and descipline her with no delay if she bites/scratches/growls at your grandson or anyone else, even yourself. Remember, discipline must be very firm, but of course not abusive, such as beating her. While training her, I would reccomend to buy the breed books for both Shar Peis and Rottweilers and also a training book such as The Dog Whisperer, The Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training by Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate or Cesar's Way, The Natrual, Everyday Guide to understanding and Correcting Dog Problems by Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier, perhaps all of these books. Hope this helps!
Molly answered on 7/13/12. Helpful? / 0