I am, after all their master and they rely on me for more than food. I am their pack leader and they look to me for guidance. This is why I will touch on the Instinct and Normal Behavior of dogs.
Dogs and children should NEVER be allowed together unattended EVER! Not even a split second! No matter the age, breed or size of the dog or age of the child.
Dogs are animals with animal instincts and in the end will be held accountable whether their fault or not.
By following this simple rule you are saving not only your child or dog from potential injury but your dog from being taken if the child is bitten and yourself from legal litigation.
Wild canines have been around for millions of years but have only lived with us a few thousand of those years.