My lab whacked my nephew with his mouth (not a bite, just a head flick resulting in a red mark on his face). My sister-in-law absolutely lost her **** about how we should explain to the dog that physical intervention was not acceptable. She completely missed the point that her son was a jerk and had been poking and prodding the dog and the dog have moved away, growled, bared his teeth and the kid wasn't getting it. The final trigger was the bastard kid shoved him thumbs into the dogs eyes while he was sleeping. The mom and kid are lucky the dog or I didn't whoop them. The kid got the angry voice not to touch the dog again which got me more stink eye. The precious flower was not supposed to be restrained by the word no and he should be able to do what he wants in life and the world should adapt to him. Frig me.They do. They don't use English, though.
Now they have a little dog and it pisses and poops everywhere. They've had it for most of a year. My niece picks the up the poor dog by the front legs and makes no attempt to support it's butt (again, I bring up that she is going to break the dog and get crap because you can't tell the precious flowers what is right and wrong). I don't think it will have a long life and it makes me sad.