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      Re: Children walking dog

      My DD, 9, is allowed to take our puppy Millie to the end of the cul de sac. No-one lets their dog off the lead on the street. Thats one of my main worries that a bigger dog comes along.

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      Re: Children walking dog

      Quote Originally Posted by Dunkling View Post
      But the size of child is also important I think as I wouldn't put them in a position where they could be physically outwitted by the dog.
      Yep I agree. S, age 9, doesn't take out Lab out for a proper walk on a lead as if she pulled suddenly he'd be over. He does take her out close by off the lead with a ball to keep her close! And does poo picking up when she does one.

      My older boys, now age 13 and 15 have been walking the dog for a good couple of years, so S probably isn't far off.
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      Re: Children walking dog

      Apologies for bringing the tone down somewhat, but I think whilst age and size comes into it, you would need to ensure that the child be willing and/or able to pick up said dog's dirt and dispose of it properly. :yeuch:

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      Re: Children walking dog

      I think the reason that apart from Cymber this hasn't been mentioned, is because not all, in fact most, dog owners live up to the brush we are tarred with, and poop scooping is a given, child or adult.

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      Re: Children walking dog

      Quote Originally Posted by Dunkling View Post
      I think the reason that apart from Cymber this hasn't been mentioned, is because not all, in fact most, dog owners live up to the brush we are tarred with, and poop scooping is a given, child or adult.
      Absolutely!

      I'd let (or beg ) my ds1 to take our pup out and he's nearly 14. She's very strong though, no way would I let a younger/smaller child do it

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      Re: Children walking dog

      Quote Originally Posted by Dunkling View Post
      I think the reason that apart from Cymber this hasn't been mentioned, is because not all, in fact most, dog owners live up to the brush we are tarred with, and poop scooping is a given, child or adult.
      I didnt mention it in my post because we werent talking about picking up poo. DD picks up the poop as does anyone else who walks Millie. I think its unfair to assume that because they havent mentioned it people don't clear up after their dogs.

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      Re: Children walking dog

      I was 16 and walking my dog when another dog (plus owner) came along. The other dog slipped his collar and went for mine (on the lead). He was bitten and bleeding and as the other dog was out of control and 'going to have mine for breakfast' I picked him up and was bitten in the stomach (by the other dog) -badly. For that reason, even though mine are docile and respond to all requests not until they are much,much older -14 plus.

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      Re: Children walking dog

      Quote Originally Posted by Gojira View Post
      I was 16 and walking my dog when another dog (plus owner) came along. The other dog slipped his collar and went for mine (on the lead). He was bitten and bleeding and as the other dog was out of control and 'going to have mine for breakfast' I picked him up and was bitten in the stomach (by the other dog) -badly. For that reason, even though mine are docile and respond to all requests not until they are much,much older -14 plus.
      Oh no, that's awful Gojira. I don't let my boys take our dog out for the same reason. It is quiet around here, but you always seem to get one moron who thinks keeping their dog on a lead in a public place is optional.

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      Re: Children walking dog

      Quote Originally Posted by JoGee View Post
      I didnt mention it in my post because we werent talking about picking up poo. DD picks up the poop as does anyone else who walks Millie. I think its unfair to assume that because they havent mentioned it people don't clear up after their dogs.
      Jo Gee... you misunderstand me. I was replying to Carrington but was too lazy to quote. Read thread before you jump on me! ()

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      Re: Children walking dog

      Quote Originally Posted by Dunkling View Post
      I think the reason that apart from Cymber this hasn't been mentioned, is because not all, in fact most, dog owners live up to the brush we are tarred with, and poop scooping is a given, child or adult.
      I don't believe I was pointing the finger only mentioning that it's not impossible to believe that a young child wouldn't want to pick up dog crap which is pretty foul at the best of times.

      It should definitely be a "given", but where I live it's certainly not that way at all, despite numerous appropriate bins.

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