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5 Reasons Why I Won’t Let My Child Pet Your Dog

It is astounding the number of times a strange dog as leapt towards my children while the owner claims “don’t worry, he’s very friendly!” How am I supposed to know he’s friendly as my children pull back in fear?  And I’m just supposed to take their word for it?!  Nope.  I don’t think so.  This might ruffle a few feathers, but I don’t allow my children to touch dogs they don’t know.  And owners who encourage my kids to pet their dogs are one of my biggest pet peeves as a mom.  (lol, see what I did there?!)


I don't allow my children to get close to strange dogs. Here are my reasons.

Now I’m not anti-dog.  The people closest to me know that I’m not a pet person and I have no intention of becoming a pet owner.  But I don’t hate animals, and I certainly don’t encourage my children to dislike them.  But I do teach my children to be cautious.  And there are way too many pet-owners out there who are undermining my efforts.

These are the main reasons why I won’t allow my kids to pet strange dogs.

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