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    Thumbs up A big Kudos to these parents , and any parents like them!!

    I just had to share my experience b/c it was sooo cute.

    I was just out walking Darcy, I usually don't go out at this time of day, b/c there is a public school not to far away and the kids walking home take over the sidewalks, lol.
    So anyways,,, I was walking Darcy, when sure enough a big group of kids about 8-10 yrs old come running up, wanting to pet her. They run right up to her, start petting her, she is getting excited and jumping up licking etc etc. I try to settle her and ask everyone to step back and let me get her to sit. When I notice one little girl that was with the group stepping back watching me, I was thinking she was scared (totally understandable).
    One boys says to her "don't be scared, its a friendly dog".

    SO.... she says back " my dad told me never to pet a dog until the dog is in control of its owner and sitting calmly"
    If that wasn't enough, once Darcy was sitting, I said "thats right, thank you. She is calm now, you guys can pet her",

    She then says " Wait we have to make sure no other dogs are around or it could start a fight".
    Seriously, I wanted to hug her, then I wanted to follow her home and hug her parents, lol!!

    I hope one day my DD is that well behaved and poised with animals.
    I have had some bad experiences with dogs and their (adult) owners lately, they could learn something from this little girl and her parents.

    Oh I also asked if she had a dog and she said " we have a big rottie", obviously a very lucky dog.

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    I love to see when this happens. Markus knows not to pet a dog until the dog is sitting and the owner says its okay. He also asks the owner where the dog likes to be pet.

    Strangely I grew up with rotties and was always taught that because of the breed we have!

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    Doesn't it drive you nuts when kids run up like that and just go for it?? I hate that with all my dogs going past the catholic school is a PITA becasue of it but D's school is awesome about asking.

    D is like that little girl she always asks and waits for an answer

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    aww that is soo cute!

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    I think its typical of kids to forget things they are taught when with a group of their peers. They get excited, they see one kid run up, they follow. I get that happens, So although I don't like it. I don't really blame them (or their parents).
    BUT, this little girl has obviously not only been told once or twice how to behave ( I am sure most kids are), she must come from a family that really knows their dogs, and have instilled that into her.
    Its sooo awesome to see!

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    Nice! I don't have a dog and never thought to teach that to my kids.....now I know!! Makes sense! Thanks!
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    We had a puppie when our boys were younger so they were taught from a young age how to behave around ANY dog. Once the owner is in control THEN and only then are they allowed to ask 'may i pet your dog'. Only because some dogs are in training and any touching could distract them. but good on that little girl and her parents.

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    That is sweet, what a little cupcake! What kind of dog do you have Hep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroMama View Post
    That is sweet, what a little cupcake! What kind of dog do you have Hep?

    She is an Australian Cattle Dog (otherwise known as Blue Heeler).

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    What a great thing to share I have been very pleased with the children at my kids' school. I always end up thanking them for ASKING to pet my dog. I have also been pleasantly surprised lately by the number of other dog owners that ask, "Is your dog friendly?" before introducing their dog. It makes for a great outing with the dog, doesn't it?

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    Very nice to hear. I love when parents are proactive about bite prevention.

    A good program is this:
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    wow. her parents taught her very well!! it would be nice if other parents were like that. i didn't grow up around dogs but i usually ask if i may pet a stranger's dog
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    i was taught this as a child also... i still as ppl if i can pet their dog and if i have Logi with me i ask if both of us cause sometime dogs are ok with adults but not kids . common sense i thought ... but i never seem to have problems ppl run when they see my dog cause she is part pit bull but the sweetest dog you will ever meet



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep Alien View Post

    She is an Australian Cattle Dog (otherwise known as Blue Heeler).

    Very cute!!

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    what cute dogs!!!!!
    I'm trying to teach my daughter but so far shes not very good at listening so when we see a dog i have to grab her arm and remind her to not run up to the dog and ask the owner first.
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