Well all I know is Tim is not responsible for any of the photos on his site and that the bashing on each side needs to stop....I have said somethings that were not right but I posted my thoughts on the situtation.... I have checked with the local & US authorities that a child 30 lbs or less riding on a big breed dog will not harm them if only on for no more that 10 minutes with dog approval. I have read through most of your message boards and you are all trying to do good and I will not bash you for that...
I'm an animal lover myself and I rather save an animal first before a human....
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Legends & Brat
I appreciate this post.
I hope you understand where we're coming from. Legalities don't really factor into the issue here (In our eyes), more about what's good for the dog. I have fostered Danes that are terrified of kids because they tried to ride them. It is SO much work building that trust back up. Also, as we've posted here, weight distrobution is key, a child just can't distribute weight properly. When we see this site all we see is "This is great, I can't wait to do this" and while there are guidlines on the site about the "Proper" way to do it, the people who don't follow them are still glorified. If I was an uneducated person and I saw it, I would say "Well that big kid is riding, how come mine can't?" Then you go to the guestbook and all it is is these positive comments from people saying what a great idea it is, well it's unnerving. Thank you for being civilized.