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I like Gemini's approach. That way I get to say how I feel while trying to get him to understand why.

Then when he continues, I punch him in the throat.

Hey, I give opportunities.

No one puts Polly in the corner.
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How old is he? Depending on his age, he really might think it's catching. My sister teaches first grade and you'd be surprised at the things they think they can catch. They also say things without intending to be mean--it's just how they are.
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I agree with Ms. Poppers. If he's still in elementary school, I wouldn't be mean to him. He might really be afraid or confused.

Or to play devil's advocate, how do you know something isn't wrong with him?
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I like Perri's direct approach. But I missed the part about her losing a leg. When'd this happen?
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February. She broke it, and there was an infection. It was all very trying at the time, but she's fine: she runs and hops and jumps just like she used to.

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I agree with Ms. Poppers. If he's still in elementary school, I wouldn't be mean to him. He might really be afraid or confused.

Or to play devil's advocate, how do you know something isn't wrong with him?
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Psychologically, you mean?

Otherwise, he appears vigorously healthy.

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How old is he? Does he have friends? Adults who pay attention?

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He's about 8, I'd say. His mother is a SAHM.

Frankly, I think he's a little weirdo.

He stared at Polly today, but we ignored him.

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Good job not engaging with the staring. He really may not understand that it's not okay. Direct explanation and expected behavior is always good, should you wish to interact with him. Ignoring works, too

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It's hard for me not to resort to using bad language.

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It's hard for me not to resort to using bad language.
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Ignoring is an excellent choice, then


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I was born with one hand. I have about 3 inches below my elbow on my left arm. I have dealt with my fair share of teasing and stares as you can imagine. All you can do is rationally explain to that child what happened to Polly, point out that she can do everything every other dog can do, and leave it at that. Many times this works immediately. If it continues than I imagine he is not being taught tolerance and acceptance at home and there isn't much more you can do. Some people just can't accept differences in people or animals. Me and Polly can be twinsies
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I did all that! I did, I swear! I followed your model to a T, and he still makes comments. That's why I want to start using bad words.

I'd be proud to have Polly be your twinsy.
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Is he teasing or just being weird about it, like he has zero home training and no one ever told him to shut up and not voice his every stupid thought? Unless he's being menacing in some way, I don't see how this makes a difference to your dog. It bothers you. Treat it the same way you would if an eight year old were teasing you. You're an adult being harassed by an eight year old.

The best thing you can do is act bored and rise above it. You are probably not going to change the world view of an eight year old. Yeah, yeah. Three legs. Just like yesterday. Jeez, kid, you need new material. Eye roll. Bored yawn. Keep it moving.
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