“They’re not dangerous if you raise them right and neither are the dogs.” ~ Unknown Author
Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side by side in the most adorable portraits you’ll see today.
Do you think dogs would be better in schools protecting our children?
Would dogs be safer in protecting people than humans?
Would dogs be better at airports in sniffing our baggage, luggage, carry-ons, so that our personal possessions do not get destroyed or even lost?
How could we utilize dogs more in this world when it comes to protecting us and protecting them?
Dogs are social pack animals.
They protect babies because they have an instinctual desire to protect the pack, which is the family taking care of them.
Think of it like this. Wolves in the wild will work together to protect the pups. We have taken one of these wolves and put it into a family, where it recognizes that the people are it’s pack.
When the baby is born, it recognizes that this is a new addition to the pack. In order for the pack to survive, the baby must be protected, so therefore, the dog must protect the baby as the baby cannot protect itself.
Scenario: And it’s not just babies that it happens with. I used to wrestle with my brother (3 years difference) and there was a noticeable size difference. When it got passed the point of fun and one of us (normally me, the younger brother) indicated that I was in distress or danger, our family dog would growl and jump towards my brother.
Because the dog recognized that there was a conflict that was going to far, like how wolves will stop two puppies from hurting each other while they are learning.
And similarly, there are numerous cases of dogs protecting children and women who are being abused, because they recognize the difference between the abuser and the victim as a similar situation to something like a bear going after a pack mate.
Of course, this is all only if the dog has been raised properly.
It seems children can get away with pulling tails, hitting them, etc. when we as adults may or may not be able to get away with this.
A family setting is the same – at any rate from the puppy’s point of view. Canines know who their family is and most won’t delay to place themselves in mischief’s approach to ensure one of their own. Truth be told, most pooches have such a solid sense to secure their friends and family that no measure of socialization will decrease it. Then again, a defensive sense can be strong to the point that it causes undesirable animosity toward individuals outside the family. Therefore, the guarding sense ought to be sharpened through ahead of schedule and continuous socialization and customary preparing. Without this, an exuberant defender could represent a threat to kids and grown-ups outside of the family unit.
You need an animal that you can control, especially in the event that he will be accountable for your kids’ security.
They key to building up a canine to be a defender of kids is early and continuous socialization and preparing. This doesn’t mean be specialized training; the commonplace “great puppy” behavioral preparing is all a pooch should be a viable guardian of youngsters. Their normal impulses will do the rest.