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My dog bit a friends child today...PLEASE help I am desperate?

My best friend was over at my house today and our son's were playing in my child’s room, (our dog was in there first and they followed her in). After about 5 minutes of them being in there we heard a growl and then a second later a snapping sound and then her son screamed. Mine was still playing when we ran in the room and only then did he cry because we scared him by accident. He was obviously not alarmed by what happened just the aftermath. But her son had been bitten on the eye area- one tiny puncture wound from looks like a single tooth and just redness around the rest of his eye. We immediately cleaned the wound and calmed him down. I put my dog in our bedroom locked in our large closet for the time being. She doesn’t want to press charges or anything or even call animal control for any reason, but what I am struggling with is should WE get rid of the dog? I know that he was more than likely (almost completely positive about this, even though I did not see it happening) doing something mean to her that provoked her- but it could happen again right? Or could it have just been an isolated incident? Here’s some background on the situation:
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  • Just keep the dog segregated when children visit. You admit you knew this child was "mildly aggressive" with the dog. Whatever that means. The dog should not have been alone with the children given this knowledge.
    GEEGEE · 0 0
  • Can you not place the dumb dog in a pet taxi when you get company. Also, breaking news, dogs have been known to kill babies and kids.
    Katie · 1 3
  • hire a nanny.....this way you wont have to parent your toddler or other children as they interact with the family dog, with an adult supervising you can rest assured the children s behavior does not provoke the dog to respond aggressively ....other options include placing the dog in a crate or cage away from commotion until all visitors are gone or finding your dog a nice great good home (without kids) where it can live in peace and tranquility ....it is your choice,
    dornweg · 8 2
  • The quesrion is.. WHY did the dog snap? Was the child tormenting the dog? Pulling hair, ears, tail? Poking his eye? Stepping on him? Smothering the dog with affection?

    The dog isnt at fault. The adults who left YOUNG children unsupervised with a dog are at fault. Her son has been known to be rough with your dog, and yet you still allowed dogs and kids to be together unsupervised.
    Nekkid Truth! · 7 0