This is a horrible tragedy that COULD have been avoided!
First of all in most states, don't know about GA, but most it
is illegal to leave a child in the care of another child under the
age of 14. Mistake one. Two.. There were SIX people home at the
time?!?!? And yet a small child " managed to slip out the doggie
Door unnoticed"?!!!? WTF?!?! Totally bad attention skills there!
Having said that... They say the child played with the dogs habitually,
My guess is that yes she did, probably under supervision most of the time.
Dogs are dogs, first and foremost, before they are their breed, they are
mutated wolves!!! We have bred them into all shapes and sizes, with acutely
Different personality traits, but below it all, lies the instinct to kill. Here's the
thing with that, the little girl may have played with those dogs; all of them
before, but in general, kids usually make dogs nervous. I can
only guess that in the past there had been a responsible person to
intervene when the child was knocked over, or otherwise startled by
That pack of dogs.. With no human to intervene, natural instinct
Took over. Knowing what I know about pack mentality in any
breed if dog, I can say honestly that that child died a very gruesome
And painful death! That fact that the Grandmother awoke to
"All the dogs barking" and not the child screaming tells me the dogs
MEANT to eliminate.. This leads me to believe it more than likely
Was a fear trigger. Meaning the little one probably toddled out got
Toppled by what started as playful dogs, and in her startled reaction,
This triggered an elimination response in at least one if those dogs.
That's all it takes.. The other scenario I can see having happened, is the
child, crawled out, probably cooing and mewling to her pets.
This to a dog triggers hunt mode.. One dog focused in, the pack
followed suit.. This is instinct.. You may make dormant instinct In
Training, but it never goes away... It's like putting make-up over a scar,
You can't see it, but it's still there.. There is no changing a dog's instincts,
However you CAN. Modify his reaction.
ALLLLLLLLL. Of the responsibility of this accident ,lies on the shoulders
of the PEOPLE who allowed that child to wander away
Unattended.. No questions, no doubts.. People can think
rationally, putting into play logically based decisions.. Dogs
are not capable of this thought pattern. People at fault, dogs
Died, over dumb people thinking dogs think like we do, and it was
ok for said child to wander freely amongst them unsupervised.
Sad story... Same ending every time.. The dogs die because of
human mistakes.. And Children die because people think their
Dogs will never do wrong.. Wise up!! They're DOGS!!!