Can a child walk a dog alone?

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Generally speaking, children under 10 should not be walking the dog alone, although you can have them hold the leash while you accompany them.

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As a general rule, no child under the age of 10 should be permitted to walk a large dog alone, least of all an adolescent canine who is still a "child" himself.

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A: As a general rule, no child under the age of 10 should be permitted to walk a large dog alone, least of all an adolescent canine who is still a "child" himself. Kids under this age simply lack the maturity and strength to control a high-energy behemoth.
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The English bulldog has a sweet, gentle disposition. Dependable and predictable, the bulldog is a wonderful family pet and loving to most children… Although they generally get along well with other family pets, English bulldogs can be aggressive to unfamiliar dogs.
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Huskies make great pets for households with children. They can be very tolerant of children, but like all other dogs, should be supervised when around young children… Siberian Huskies do get along with other dogs but it is still important to take your puppy to socialization classes.
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Despite their big size, Rottweilers are great for kids because of their loyal nature, affectionate temperaments and guard-dog instincts. As long as they go through proper obedience training, these people-oriented dogs will thrive in a household with children. However, parent supervision is still necessary.
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As with most breeds, socialization training should begin early for American Bulldogs. So long as they are trained properly, American Bulldogs are great with children and are very loyal to all members of the family. It is also important to train children on how to properly handle and treat animals to avoid incident.
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As a family friendly breed, they get along with children, people and other dogs and are known to have a strong bond with their owners… Herding instinct of Border Collies could be the biggest problem for owners who have kids.
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