i live with two roomates who both have girlfriends that have one infant each.I also own a labrador dog.she is very well trained and well behaved. But she has shown signs of agressive behavior twords smaller animals and infants if they get to close to her. because of this i have made it a strict policy
that if there is a child or small animal in the house and if im not there to do so to please put my dog into my room and shut the door. i remind them of this everytime i leave (i really do).
two days ago as i was away from the house i was alerted that my dog bit the 8 month old girl. when i got home i was informed that she was taken to the hospital where she had eight stitches put under her chin close to her neck.
i have had many conflicting reports but this is what i can best come up with. the eight month old girl somehow wandered into my room where my dog was sleeping and she got bit. nobody saw the incident. nobody was aware where she was at the time. they were alerted to her crying and found her a couple steps in my room they said my dog barked also.
i really dont think i am getting the true story but since she my dog has shown signs of past agression, i can only assume that thats really what happened.
relieved that the child is ok and now dealing with the county(proved that shots are current) i guess my question now is, what am i responsible for?
thank you for any advice,
Jase in az