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Re: Teaching kids about pet safety.
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 11:29:33 AM »
I adore shelties, but my response at that age would have been, "May I say hello?" and waiting till I got permission to hold my hand out.
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Re: Teaching kids about pet safety.
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 05:21:42 PM »
I was bit by a puppy as a child and have the scar on my lip to prove it!

With my own kids, I have drilled into them that they should never pet a strange dog without the owner's permission (and was very proud when DS5 asked someone once if he could pet her dog  :D) and they also know the proper way to pet a kitty ("head to tail, right Mommy?").  It's parenting 101 - keep your kids safe.