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"Does your dog bite?"

Back when I was in my first class with my first dog Cass, at that time students were told that if someone asked if our dog would bite, that we were to say no.

I was never comfortable with that. While in training with her, we were waiting at the bus stop one day and a kid walked up and asked if Cass would bite. I didn’t know what to say because we had been told not to make people think our dogs would bite. My response was, No, but I do!

I told one of the instructors about that and she told me to never tell anyone that because people would be calling the school saying one of their graduates threatened to bite them! LOL!


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Nov. 15th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
I am asked that question a lot. Kids that are small especially I always tell them "no", my dog doesn't bite. But with adults it all depends on the situation. I know i shouldn't even say my dog might bite but gee, there are just times when I feel it is necessary.
Nov. 16th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
I bite
Agreed, I handle that question differently now than I used to. It all depends on the situation.
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