My moms dog bit my son: Am I wrong for thinking they should do something about it?

Need some advice. We were at my mom’s house yesterday and their dog bit my four year old in the face. He had to have stitches in two places. The thing is, this isn’t this dogs first time being aggressive. But we go to their house, on average, 2-3 times a week and he’s nothing but loving to people he knows. Before assumptions are made, I make my children respect animals. My issue is, my family is choosing to keep the dog and expects me to allow them to re-introduce this dog to my son despite my son saying he never wanted to see the dog again because he was terrified. Am I wrong for wanting them to hold this animal accountable? Would it be justified to cut ties until something is done? I just feel bad because they’re the only grandparents my kids have. Advice is very much appreciated. Thank you in advance

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Dont go over there anymore.

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Just wondering and not being accusatory but did the dog just walk up and bite him or was your son in the dog’s face or anything like that?

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I certainly wouldn’t bring my child around the dog again. Have the grandparents come to your home without the dog to visit. I don’t think you should cut ties but there has to be boundaries.

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You can’t make them get rid of their dog but if you are worried, don’t go there anymore.

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Dog bites (in most states) have to be reported. If they are unwilling to secure the dog for the entirety of visits… don’t visit anymore. Your 4 year old may have lingering trauma and fear as a result of this and if his grandparents aren’t willing to put his needs first make them come to your house to visit and leave the dog at home.

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There is a reason why a dog strikes out. Introduce your son back to the animal in a controlled way or he will have a fear of animals

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Have them lock their dog up while you visit.

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I wouldn’t bring my child again unless the dog is caged, put in another room, or outside. Maybe they can come visit you? Not only is it dangerous to continue to bring your child you will end up tormenting him if you continue to take him with the dog being around him.

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Ask them to put it up while you visit … Or most importantly teach your kid to leave it the hell alone. MOST dogs dont bite for just no reason… Your 4 year old was probably bugging it.

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Maybe a compromise dog is outside or in a secure location when you visit

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He’s 4… It doesn’t matter if you have rules about animals or not. Kids are going to test their boundaries. And if the dog has bit your kid before, why did you leave your child with the dog? :roll_eyes:

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I’m surprised the ER didn’t contact the dog catcher. I was bit in the face by my exes dog and they had the dog removed from the home and put in the pound. A dog that bites is a dead dog to me. Especially if it bites my kids.

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Uh my parents dog bit my daughter when she was one and they didnt question to put him down… we were in the er and they were putting him down that moment. That is not ok to not put them down. Illegal actually.

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I would like more info on what happened. You can teach kids to respect animals but if the kid thinks they are playing but the dog gets spooked they will bite. Did the dog just walk up and bite the kid out of nowhere?

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That’s a big hell no. Dog needs to be rehomed somewhere without children immediately

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Don’t go over anymore!

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Hmmmm dog or grand baby? Love my dog but I’m afraid he would be rehomed with someone who doesn’t have babies/ grandbabies

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Going through the same exact thing! But this dog has attacked before and I personally feel he should be put down because the owner isn’t responsible enough to keep the dog separate from the child…

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That dog seriously hurt your son, he is a danger. I wouldn’t risk my sons safety. I wouldn’t go over there. Invite them to your house instead.

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