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What do you hear yourself repeating to your child, in relation to your dog?

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PumpkinJack Fri 26-Oct-12 20:57:17

I say, almost daily:

"Don't get bitten" in a low, warning voice to wild DS1, 4. We have a Border collie grin

He knows it means, slow down, calm down or move away from the dog with the dilated pupils. Today I thought 'I wonder how many other Bc owners people say that to their children!

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Fri 26-Oct-12 20:58:35

"watch that sandwich/ biscuit/ edible item!!"

we have a beagle. On constant food patrol grin

sununu Fri 26-Oct-12 21:05:19

'yuk, no tongues' - ds2 on very intimate terms with pup, they lie on the floor snuggling while she licks his face, yeuch. and 'I can see you' when he feeds her under the table.

PumpkinJack Fri 26-Oct-12 21:06:38

oh, 'watch that (edible item)' too!

FernandoIsFaster Fri 26-Oct-12 21:10:07

'that's enough cuddles' We have a very laid back king Charles and a very over affectionate dd who may actually squash him to death.

memphis83 Fri 26-Oct-12 21:10:14

'the dog is not a horse' he constanly wants to sit on him, he thinks he sits on my lap for a cuddle then he does the same to the dog.

pimmsgalore Fri 26-Oct-12 21:10:16

DD2 (5) constantly gets "if he bites you it will be your fault" she is always running, jumping, screaming, waving sticks in air at our Lab Collie cross and he thinks she is the naughty sheep to be nipped back into control grin

Other 3 DCs don't ever get him even vaguely wound up its just her and she sees it as a daily challenge to make his eyes go wide and his mouth open as he pants. One of the reasons why I currently have pimmsdog under mummy arrest and he has to be with me all the time wink

PumpkinJack Fri 26-Oct-12 21:16:39

That sounds familiar Pimms. My BC is 14 now but still does the wide-eyed-skid-across-the-kitchen-floor-nip-at-clothing. DS then does the wide eyed stare in shock at me.

I then say the oft repeated line 'well what did you think would happen/I did tell you/similar unhelpful and annoying comment'

assumpta Fri 26-Oct-12 21:44:01

Not sure if you mean this, but I constantly say 'Come' to the children, and I only wish they were as obedient as the dog!!!!

smaths Fri 26-Oct-12 21:51:10

"No! that food is for the dog!" as I prise yet another piece of dog kibble out of her mouth to 13 month old dd

SrirachaGhoul Fri 26-Oct-12 22:59:21

What Pimms said. DS2 excels at propelling Lucy into hyperactive mode.

HoneyDragon Sat 27-Oct-12 00:34:05

The dog comes to you! You Do NOT go to the dog!

Both to 2yo dd and 9 yo Ds

SchrodingersUndeadMew Sat 27-Oct-12 00:43:53

I don't have a dog but 3 cats and keep finding myself saying "good boy" to 13mo DS. confused

I also had to tell him last week not to use the cat as a xylophone and not to stick his finger up the cats bum. hmm

ruledbyheart Sat 27-Oct-12 06:23:36

Another one with a DC who likes dog kibble, I must say it twenty times a day "DC3 that's dog food not your food give it to the dog" I swear she picks up a handful everytime she is in the kitchen and is constandly eating it... YUCK!!

Luckily the dogs don't mind sharing :-s

girlsyearapart Sat 27-Oct-12 06:58:44

'get out of the dogs bed!''

'get out of the dogs water bowls'

'I don't think the dog is enjoying that?!'

All in relation to ds 10 months who thinks he is a dog and will not leave the poor thing alone..

I do also tell the kids sometimes 'Sit!' and fairly frequently use the dogs name by mistake.. In my defence dog is 11 and eldest child is 5 so I've been using the dogs name more....

PurpleFrog Sat 27-Oct-12 16:51:32

Don't lick the dog!

(Am ashamed to say that dd is actually 14 not 4! hmm)

JudeFawley Sun 28-Oct-12 10:01:49

'If he is making that noise, it means he's getting cross with you'

schnauzerfan Sun 28-Oct-12 10:21:38

Be GENTLE, be GENTLE, beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee GENTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

saffronwblue Sun 28-Oct-12 10:23:43

If you lie on top of her and she growls, it means she is not enjoying it. She is telling you very clearly to move away.

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