The New York Post recently reported that a 28-year old dog owner blamed a senior citizen who was attacked by two rottweilers because elderly people “move differently.” Christie Smythe said, “My dog isn’t always fond of elderly people. They move differently than other people and that seems to set off a reaction.” A quick search on the phrase shows that the Dog Whisperer uses the same rational when describing “kid aggressive canines.”

The truth is that many dogs perceive children differently from the way they see adults. They move differently, walk differently, smell differently, and sound differently. It’s in their nature to react to any energy that to them, seems unbalanced or unstable. – dogwhisperer

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