Originally Posted by jaycee
yes arcadian girl you are correct and we tried that, it didnt work out. i realize that your cat is precious to you but if you had a baby and your cat was agressive toward your baby, im sure you wouldnt allow the cat to live with you any longer. you would protect your baby over any animal. also, if your child was attacked by someone elses animal you would want that animal put down.
it may be a hard thing to understand for those who do not yet have children.
However, have you considered hiring a trainer/behavourist to come in and at least do an assessment? There are many dogs who have their behaviours turned completely around with simple boundaries/guidelines/training regimes.
What previous training has the dog had or have you done with the dog?
If all else failed and there was no other option, yes, I may consider PTS.
But this is perhaps one option you haven't considered?
I have a child but I wouldn't necessarily decree a dog that bit her be put down. It would all depend on the actions of both child/person and dog at the time, where the incident took place, how ongoing it was, how serious the injury, etc..