Health Tip – Children “riding” the dog

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There are many “cute” videos of toddlers sitting on the dog, pulling the dog’s ears or riding on the dog’s back.  This is so dangerous, and potentially deadly!

These dogs showed great restraint, as this behavior is not normal for canines and is considered rude – like a dog placing their paw over another dog’s back or meeting face-to-face without the polite bum-sniffing ritual first.

Humans are lucky that dogs tolerate our ignorance of their social norms, and the parents of these children are very lucky the dog did not bite the children.

Dogs are animals, not furniture or toys for the kids.   Treat them with respect and they’ll respect you back.

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