I am sorry....I didn't elaborate....I was on my way to work....as a vet tech
This can be a serious issue. Honestly. I have seen it. A child should be taught to never take a dog's toys/food etc. It is asking for trouble. Even a beloved, trusted family dog can get annoyed with this. I have seent it happen...i have seen pets put down because for "some reason" they turned on the child in the family...and with probing we discover that oh the child "always" plays keep away and chase, and loves to take his toy and never before has the dog cared...there comes a point where the dog may care and get annoyed. I know I get get annoyed when someone keeps taking my stuff...I may not say something at first but if it happens enough time I may snap.
I am familiar with this topic....I think 16 years in the field has given me some insight to dogs in general....sure not your dog in specific....but dogs in general.
You basically proved my point, those people think that the dog snapped at the kid "for some reason" which essentially proves that they don't know what they were doing with the dog, weren't paying close attention and have little knowledge of dog behavior. I am not one of those people
I appreciate your experience as a vet tech. I have literally been involved with dogs my entire life. My father was a breeder (not a great one) my aunt who I used to work for in her kennels is a highly respected breeder still, it blows my mind she can command over 2 grand for one of her lab puppies at this point, they have super soft mouths and the hunters love that. I have volunteered at animal shelters since I was 16 (thanks to a family member working in one I was allowed to be there younger than they usually allow)...I consider myself equally as experienced and I appreciate that you know what you are talking about.
The way my daughter interacts with my dog is something I watch closely and monitor I am comfortable with what I see. My dog lives in a house where she needs to be ok with having things taken from her without asking her permission first. This may be rude but it is a fact of life. If another toddler came over and grabbed something from her I expect her to behave the same way. She doesn't have the luxury of assuming all humans she interacts with will play out the proper social cues in order to retrieve a toy from her. That is the bottom line in my house. I expect certain behavior from my dog and she exhibits. I will never EVER fault my dog for getting annoyed, it is my job to read/see the cues of that annoyance before something bad happens. I do my job, I am ever vigilant. I trust my dog immensely but I have ZERO illusions about the fact that she is a dog that can loose her patience.
I appreciate your continued concern but if you keep insisting I am doing imminent danger to my dog and my daughter I'd just prefer you to stop posting although of course I can't control your actions. My only hope is that you really read what I have written and appreciate that I TOO know what I am talking about.