Food Fight: Cute, Controversial Video Goes Viral

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What were they thinking?

A cringe-worthy clip is going big this week, and is drawing substantial fire for promoting poor parenting practices and irresponsible pet ownership. The thumbnail was scary enough, but watching this is a terrifying experience for anyone with an understanding of dogs, or for anyone in possession of an ounce of common sense.
Most popular YouTube comment we’ve see thus far: “The most HORRIBLE parents in the world. Adorable baby, beautiful dog – brain-dead parents”

101 thoughts on “Food Fight: Cute, Controversial Video Goes Viral”

  1. I had to stop watching because I was holding my breath the entire time!!! OK let’s just invite a bad situation huh? Stooooopid parents!!!

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  2. This prolly happens on a daily basis because the dog already knew what to do lol but what happens if one day the dog is just in a bad mood or fed up…

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  3. I don’t see what’s so bad about this video. I’ve trained my dogs to be able to take food/toys/bones away from them. It’s called sharing. Every dog should know how to do that.

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    • they SHOULD but it’s irresponsiboe to put a baby or child in danger and then if the dogs nature takes over and he hurts the baby or child or worse then the dogs put down, NOT WORTH THE CHANCE for a little giggle. Not finding this funny at all~!
      Seriously, What would Children and Youth Services say?

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      • I agree with your comment not worth the giggle. I love this dog but the parents are stupid. I own Akitas they are very patient with my children but I have taught my children to respect dogs too…..

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    • I agree. Yes, I do understand why there is so much controversy over this video. Many dogs would not take kindly to this type of behavior, especially when it comes to food. However, I don’t think the parents would have been alright with this if they thought in anyway they didn’t trust their dogs. My dog has no issues with anything like this. I think this video is more rude by letting the kid tease the dog than it is dangerous.

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      • That being said, I would most likely never do this myself. I’m lucky to have a dog now that if someone messes with his food he just wanders off and waits for them to leave it alone to he can eat in peace. lol If I had a dog that stuck around and kept trying to eat I do understand the unexpected could happen, even if I knew in my heart it wouldn’t, I could always be wrong. Best to be safe when it comes to kiddos.

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    • You’ve trained your dogs to be ok with you taking things from them because dogs work on a system of hierarchy within a pack and you have clearly taught them to be subservient to you – they know you’re top dog. Dogs can be very good with babies, but often they don’t understand them, and they have no reason to be subservient to them. Like everyone, they also don’t take too kindly to being teased, and they tend to have a snapping point where they snarl and say “that’s enough”, which, for me would be after someone had pulled my bowl away the 50th time. Why would anyone ever expose their small child to the possibility that the dog is going to say “right, enough”? Or even, allow their child to tease the poor dog that much – he just wants his dinner!

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