Kim Zolciak Biermann actually kept the dog that nearly blinded her son

In April, Kim Zolciak Biermann announced that her then four-year old son, Kash, was almost blinded by a dog. But his recovery and her anxiety over the incident was about all she told us. Obviously, it’s her right to choose what to divulge, but Kim and her husband Kroy share virtually everything with the world. We’re talking about a couple who took a selfie from their kids’ hospital room. Given that Kim loves to call out her critics, her lack of details was odd. Well, now Kim and Kroy are telling the (mostly) whole story and it turns out that not only was it their own dog who bit Kash, but that they decided to keep the dog.

“It was a like a bad dream,” Kim, 39, tells PEOPLE exclusively of the bite, which left Kash in the hospital for 4 days, the scratch a millimeter away from his eye. “Our dog Sinn is heavily, heavily trained. Kash is his favorite. It made absolutely no sense to any of us. This is nothing I ever thought I’d be dealing with in my life.”

Though Kim shared news about the bite on social media after it happened, much of the details surrounding the incident have been unknown until now — including the fact that Sinn was the one who bit Kash. The two were playing outside alongside the Biermanns’ other son KJ, 6, when Kroy was using a leaf blower to clean the yard.

“Sinn doesn’t like the blower, so he’s already in high alert,” Kroy, 32, says on Friday’s episode of Don’t Be Tardy, which documents the aftermath of Sinn’s bite. “My back was to the dogs and the boys. I hear Kash be loud, and then I hear barking. And then I hear Kash screaming, he’s crying very loud. At that point I think he’s scared, but then I realize Sinn bit Kash. He’s dripping blood everywhere on his shirt. He pulls his hands down and there’s multiple lacerations, I can’t see his eye. I knew it was a very dire emergency.”

The decision to keep Sinn didn’t come easy. The Biermanns had rescued Sinn, husky-boxer mix, as a puppy three years earlier. Kroy’s instinct was to get rid him now.
Complicating matters was the fact that over the years, Sinn had formed an “incredible bond” with Kash. “Sinn and Kash have been best friends since the day we got Sinn,” Kim says. “Kash is an absolute animal lover, and Sinn is definitely his favorite, without a shadow of a doubt. That’s why it was extra hard.”

“I genuinely felt a deep rage for what Sinn had done to my son, but Kash loves him,” Kroy adds.” We didn’t want him to live a life with a phobia of dogs. We wanted him to understand it wasn’t his fault.”

“If Kash ever looked at me and said that he didn’t want to be around Sinn or showed any hesitation, then he wouldn’t be here,” Kim stresses. “We love Sinn, he’s part of our family, but our children will always come first without a doubt.”

[From People]

I’ll be honest, I don’t know where to go with this story but I need to say up front that I don’t know much about dogs or animal behavior beyond being a dog/pet mom myself. A part of me thought, like the Daily Mail did, that they didn’t identify the dog because of a lawsuit so their silence was for liability reasons. Another part wanted to think they respected the sensitivity of the situation and had some restraint on sensationalizing it. According to the article, Kim spoke with “nearly a dozen behavioral specialists, child psychologists and dog-bite survivors” and spent a lot of time monitoring Kash’s anxiety after the attack. I guess I’d feel better if one of those professionals had been quoted for this story. I’m getting hung up on Kim’s comments about the dog being “heavily, heavily trained.” I don’t know if she’s trying to show that they are responsible dog owners or if the dog’s behavior suggested he needed more than usual training. But I understand the part about not wanting Kash to feel responsible for the dog’s removal or, likely, euthanasia. Not that that’s a reason to keep a dangerous animal but I can see how it led them to have the dog evaluated rather than automatically getting rid of him.

Kim said later in the article that the decision to keep Sinn, whose full name is Sinatra, ultimately was made because when she watched the security camera footage, it was obvious to her that Sinn bit Kash and didn’t attack him. She even went so far to say that Sinn “nipped (Kash) in an attempt to communicate”. Again, given the horrifying way she described this “bite,” I’d feel much more confident if someone with dog-behavior credentials was reporting this instead of Kim.

But here’s what else gets me – in what I assume is an attempt to put the public’s mind at rest as to whether the dog will hurt another person or another dog, Kim described how Sinn’s home routine has changed:

“Sinn had a lot of freedom before. He would sleep in the crate at night, but during the day he would roam around the house or we’d let him outside. Nobody really watched him. Now his crate is locked with a key that only Kim and I have the keys to. He’s supervised all the time when he’s out. And the only time he runs around free is in the fenced-in dog run we built for him the backyard, which gives him about 400 sq. ft. of grassed space,” Kroy says.

The dog’s crate has also been moved out of the home’s high-traffic area to give Sinn some sanctuary. He occasionally wears a muzzle, too.

These folks vacation all the time. When they aren’t away, it’s an endless stream of parties and appearances, including filming their reality show. If Sinn is muzzled in a crate for all that time, is he really having any quality of life?

My Sinn 😍as a puppy

A post shared by Kim Zolciak-Biermann (@kimzolciakbiermann) on

My kids best friend ❤️

A post shared by Kim Zolciak-Biermann (@kimzolciakbiermann) on

Photo credit: Wenn Photos and Instagram

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

68 Responses to “Kim Zolciak Biermann actually kept the dog that nearly blinded her son”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. D says:

    I think that’s the dog they pretend is a service dog, I saw some photos were they have service dog vest on it. I have a hard time believing that the dog is “heavily, heavily trained.”

    • Arlene says:

      Agreed, also for a high energy dog his life sounds miserable to me. Locked in a crate, muzzled, allowed out for brief periods, horrendous.

  2. Scarlett says:

    I feel sorry for the dog, does not sound like a good fit with this family and this dog and now the dog has a poor quality of life.

  3. Erika Mullins says:

    Sometimes dogs make mistakes too. In a situation like this the logical step would be to keep the dog separated from the child and to call in an experienced animal behaviorist to assess whether they feel the dog is a continued threat to small children or whether it was a one off. As for being heavily trained, I doubt it. Most peoples dogs are not heavily trained.

  4. Lolalulu says:

    I think what bothers me is that she knew the leaf blower agitated the dog, but had him outside during that time anyways (and around the kids). Agitated dogs (like agitated people) aren’t always great at controlling their reactions. Plus, this dog is a mix of 2 really active breeds. So let’s keep it locked in crate even more frequently? Because that won’t lead to more behavior problems? They may genuinely love this dog but that doesn’t mean that they are the best fit for him.

    • Lucky says:

      Yeah, I have a dog that’s scared of the vacuum. When we vacuum I put him away because if I don’t he runs through the house scared and I was always worried he would wind up in the same space as a child in that mindset. We rescued older dogs and the kids were taught not to get face to face (a small child can’t help that) and not to hug them or restrain them and we also never left them alone with dogs until they were tweens. Young children and big dogs should be supervised for the child and the dog.

    • BJ says:

      Kroy had him outside with the leaf blower and the boys Kim wasn’t even outside when the incident occurred.

  5. Allie B says:

    This would not be a tough choice at all for me, but okay. Wig has always had a problem with the truth, like her fake cancer.

    • Odesa says:

      Yup, me too. There is no choice when it comes to an animal vs a human, especially your own child. It’s an animal, not a human. If it bit once, it will bite again.

    • pinetree13 says:

      As a long time dog owner and mother I agree. This is not normal. My dog would absolutely NEVER bite under ANY circumstance. The dog didn’t just “nip” this kid, it ATTACKED his FACE. Causing lacerations? That is not a nip. This whole story deeply disturbed me. There is no way this dog was properly trained. So many people are so lax with dog training and will tolerate aggressive behaviors such as food possessiveness, snapping, etc. I did thorough research before getting my puppy and made sure to do things like putting my hand in her food and other methods to check for any aggression so it can be corrected through training.

  6. TrueStory says:

    I can understand keeping the dog. I was bit by my dog when I was younger because he thought I was trying to steal his food. I never blamed him because I understood that dogs sometimes just react to things, and I was the one who stupidly put my arm between his mouth and his food. That dog never bit anyone again in the ten or so years after that until he died.

    • Raina says:

      True story, I had almost the exact thing happen to me with my dog when I was 9 and it was a one time thing. Plus my dog was still fairly young. For the next 13 years however, there were no such incidents and she was my best bud. Having to put her to sleep for medical reasons was a dark day and I will always remember her. Maybe this will be Kash’s experience.

      • Amanduh says:

        Same thing happened to me too!! I was about 4, feeding him something and then I took it away and he bit my cheek. My mom said, “…don’t tease the dog next time” and he never bit anyone again.
        RIP Grover ❤️

    • M.A.F. says:

      That happened to my brother. He was 2ish and he put his hand in the dog bowl. One of the dogs went to move it but must have grab my brother’s wrist to hard. My parents kept the dog because it was a simple accident.

    • T.Fanty says:

      Same here. My toddler daughter went up to our sleeping dog, blew a whistle at him and got a bite on her nose. Kids do dumb stuff around dogs. That said, it wasn’t hospital worthy, and we didn’t see fit to keep the dog locked up in a crate all of the time. This is just irresponsible and cruel.

    • magnoliarose says:

      My child pulled our Bengal cat’s tail and got a nip. Lesson learned, and they went back to being cuddle buddies.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Food aggression is not an appropriate behavior and should not be ignored. A dog NEEDS to be taught NOT to show food aggression nor possessiveness if it is displaying those behaviors. It really bugs me how people shrug behaviours like that off. This is why dog bites happen. People ignore the small issues that build up to big issues. A little dog that snaps when people that walk by isn’t “cute for thinking he’s big” he’s a dog that needs training. A dog that won’t let you take food from them is showing you he doesn’t respect you as Alpha and that is very, very dangerous.

  7. Raina says:

    Yeah this is a hard one to call. Everyone here made a good point. I don’t doubt Kim and Kroy love their kids, and I also believe Kash might be a component to keeping the dog. As long as they’ve made changes and brought in specialists AND the Sinn seems okay with it then…

  8. Snowflake says:

    That would be a tough decision for me. The dog nipped him, not continuous fight. Bad spot for a bite. If he had attacked him more violently, then I think I would have gotten rid of the dog. Idk how to word it, I know a bite is violent. But if it was a one time bite, I would probably keep the dog.

  9. the_blonde_one says:

    I can’t fault her for this. I’ve been bit by plenty of dogs in my lifetime, we kept them all and worked harder to make sure that the dogs were not put in positions to bite again.

    I’ve rehabbed dogs with bite histories just like this dog’s- in a family, bites a kid, dog gets put into rescue. In that situation, we make sure (for both moral and legal liability reasons) the dog is put in a home that is fully aware of the history and has in their contract that the dog is not to be around ANY children EVER. But, that’s after the dog has been given up.

    I myself have a dog that is a straight up dangerous dog. His quality of life isn’t that of a normal, non-dangerous dog because he can’t do the things that other dogs do. But, it’s not what it would be if he wasn’t’ with me which is dead. When the heart is involved and you consider a dog family, you make hard decisions that may not always seem like the smartest to outsiders.

    • NK says:

      Amen the_blonde_one.

    • magnoliarose says:

      We are kindred spirits blonde. I understand. My pets are for life. They are my babies and rely on me to protect them and do my best. My father had a favorite dog that liked no one else outside of the family. We had to put him in his own space when people came over, but it wasn’t an option to give him away.

      She isn’t my favorite, but I think she loves the dog and doesn’t want him in another home where he might be put down or mistreated. This isn’t the solution though.

  10. dttimes2 says:

    Our ShitZu mix bit our son around the lip -it was messy and dramatic but we never considered throwing her out of the family. At the time, we were taking down a huge brick hearth and it was loud and dusty in the house. my son and his friend were playing with the dogs (shit zu and maltese) and he was trying to put pj’s on the dog and she wasn’t having it. No stitches were needed and once the household calmed down all was well and my son learned to not force a dog to do something it wasn’t having……….. …and judge away lol

    • cdnkitty says:

      not judging – but sometimes it’s the kids who need the training around dogs (NOT in all cases).

      I taught my kids that you never put your face near a dog’s face – it’s a challenge for some dogs, and so you don’t do it. Teaching kids safe animal handling is super important too.

      I’m with you – sometimes stuff happens and everyone learns to do better (people, kids, dogs). Sometimes the dog is an a-hole who can’t be around kids.

      • Brandi says:

        I’ve always told my kids don’t go up to strange dogs, don’t tease them, etc. I’m not saying that’s what happened here but kids should learn how to treat animals.

      • dttimes2 says:

        oh he was told OVER AND OVER and OVER lol but he was 12 and didn’t listen… consequences and he freely admitted he was in the wrong.

    • magnoliarose says:

      No judgment. The dog only has one way to say enough already. The dog didn’t chase and attack a child. I teach our toddler to touch nice and when their tails thump hard in agitation leave the pet alone. Don’t force. Don’t chase.

  11. Nikita says:

    Honestly, I have pets, but I’m not someone who would ever put a pet above the life of my child. If my dog bit my child bad enough that he had to be hospitalized, that dog would be gone, in an instant, with no second chances. I’d either rehome him to someone without young children, or give him over to a rescue who could work with him more intensely and find a more suitable home for him. The life of my kid is not worth messing with.

  12. Jenna says:

    This is going to anger some folks – but that dog looks like it has Pitt bull in it (wrinkles around the mouth). I rescue dogs. Last chance dogs that no one else wants. As such, most of my dogs over the years have been handfuls. I would have put the dog down. . When a dog has no bite inhibition it can bite again. I would bring the pup in for a comforting permanent sleep surrounded by its loved ones than ever risk a child’s safety. You can’t rehome a dog that bites. But you can humanely say goodbye.

    • the_blonde_one says:

      I am glad you are not associated (presumably) with any rescue i am associated with. That is some ignorant crap you are spouting. You can’t tell by looking at a mixed breed dog that it ‘has some pitbull in it’ and that attitude is why a large majority of dogs in shelters are put down because they have the word pit associated with them. ANY boxy/big head dog mix gets (often mis) labeled as a pit- boxers, CBR’s, boston terriers, akitas, mastiffs- i have even seen a likely purebred wiemeraner labeled a pit and put on the kill list because of the label. They didn’t re-home the dog so fortunately it didn’t wind up with you making the decision.

      Also, the above may sound like I am ok with ‘actual’ pits being put down for having the pit label. that could literally not be further from the truth, I adore all dogs, pits especially. And for the record, huskies have a higher bite percentage than the average dog breed too.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I agree with you. My husband had an Amstaff, and he was a sweet, gentle lovebug. I know a guy who saved an abused pittie in Israel and brought her to the US.
        She isn’t a sweet dog, not for children but she is trained, and he is devoted to her. He works with her, and he did realize she was loyal only to him, so he taught her.
        She is improved, and she lets me pet her and doesn’t bite, but he does muzzle her when they go for walks. He does not crate her. But he knows he can’t have any other pets.

    • Jess says:

      What would being a pit have to do with this?! If you have real experience with them you’d know they are extremely gentle and loyal in most cases, but just like with every other breed things can happen.

  13. Lindy says:

    I have a hard time with this issue. I was bitten by a smaller dog (some kind of spaniel mix) when I was about 8 years old. It required stitches and I still have scar tissue on my leg. Then, as an adult standing in my own backyard holding my 4-month-old baby, the neighbors’ german shepherd (which was off-leash while they took him for a walk) charged me out of nowhere and bit my upper thigh badly. I am small (only 5’2″) and the dog easily weighed as much as I did. I had no good way to protect my baby other than holding him above my head. It was one of the most terrifying things I have experienced. My neighbor eventually wrestled the dog away and I had to get surgery and stitches. Needless to say I am pretty decidedly not a dog person. I really dislike what feels to me like an increasing tolerance for dogs being everywhere–in stores, restaurants, at school drop-off and pick-up. I simply cannot comprehend a mindset where people would keep a dog which badly injured their own child. I’m sure dogs do make mistakes, and I’m also sure that plenty of owners are negligent (or at the very least don’t take the time and effort to train their pets properly). That’s not the fault of the dogs. But I don’t see how I could ever trust a dog that had done that to my kid.

    I actually do have a friend whose beloved dog bit her daughter badly (in the face area). They struggled with the decision but had the dog put down, partly because it’s hard to re-home a dog with that on its record. I sometimes get the judgy side-eye from people on the street when I give their dogs a wide berth or cross to the other side when I see a dog coming. I can’t tell you the number of times I have been told “Oh, he’s so sweet–he would never hurt anyone.” At the end of the day it is an animal. I don’t trust any dog to be 100% sweet in every situation, and not knowing the things that can trigger aggression, I choose to stay away.

    I hope I don’t offend dog-lovers out there. I know they can be amazing and loving companions and beloved parts of the family for many people. My personal experience means I cannot understand that mindset.

    • the_blonde_one says:

      I think more people should remember that any and all dogs/animals can be dangerous. Good for you for keeping that in mind- it keeps you safe and helps keep the dogs safe too!

    • blogdis says:

      I am a dog lover actually prefer my dog to a whole lotta people out there LOL , that said there is nothing more irksome to me than dog lovers who feel that the safety of others especially children comes secondary to thier pet
      IMO this is a form of narcissism and selfishness where these people see thier dogs as an extension of themselves and anybody else be damned

      Like anything else owning a dog comes with responsibility and sometimes depending on the dog some time or investment in a proper training or handler to help you learn how manage care for thatdog. And also as much as I love dogs geting to know YOUR dog should be My decision not one you and your dog make for me by having them run amok in public spaces . Nope just Nope

    • Allie B says:

      I totally agree. It has gotten to the point where some dog lovers simply can’t be reasoned with as they are brought into spaces where traditionally, a person should not have to expect to interact with one. I actually love dogs, but many dog owners have really soured me as far as bringing them into inappropriate places, excusing bad behavior, not properly securing their pets so there’s a constant flood of neighbors crying about their lost pup, a dont cleaning up after them.

    • xena says:

      As a dogowner I am really sorry that you made so horrible and scary experiences and I can totally understand that you are now not taking any sort of risk when it comes to interacting or passing them by. It does not happen that often that I am running in people who are scared of my dog (golden retriever) but I do feel always a bit sad when people cross the street because of us because I know that I cannot do much for making them feel more comfortable except to keep my dog on the leadge and to stop him from interacting with them. Has there ever been any explanation for the reaction of the german shepard?

      • Lindy says:

        We moved away not long after that but I kept in touch with the neighbors on the other side of us who told me more about the dog situation (and who incidentally were dog owners and lovely people who put a lot of time and care into their own pets). Apparently the couple with the german shepherd continued to be pretty negligent owners–off-leash in parks with leash laws and young kids, and leaving the dog outside all day during harsh upper-midwest winters. Eventually (after trying to have conversations with the bad dog owners) our nice neighbors reported them for animal abuse. The inspectors came by and found the dog on a chain in the backyard in sub-zero weather, and cited the owners. The nice neighbors aren’t sure what happened after that, but the german shepherd disappeared. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a happy ending, and even though I’m not a big fan of dogs, I do feel really sad that an animal who should have been loved, trained, cared for, and taught well was instead neglected and mistreated. I wouldn’t want that for any animal. I know most pet owners love their pets and take care of them–it’s so lousy that there are pet owners out there who don’t.

    • Elizabeth says:

      You were bitten twice, neither time that badly, and you are that afraid of dogs? Have you tried therapy?

      • fruitloops says:

        Did you read what she wrote? The second time she was holding her baby and a german shepherd attacked them. You obviously don’t have children, because if you did you would completely understand the horror of this situation.

      • AMA1977 says:

        Did you read her second account?? I would be terrified if a German Shepherd was attacking me without cause, with no means for the owner to bring the animal under control, while on my own property, much less while I was holding my infant. My sister and BIL have a GSD who is less than a year old, and her head reaches my waist when she’s standing flat-footed (I am 5’9″, the previous poster stated that she was 5’2″.) Their dog is not yet full-grown, is well-mannered and sweet-tempered, but I have no doubt that she could cause serious harm to a person if she were so inclined. Their jaws are powerful, and they can be massive as adults. I don’t blame the PP for being fearful of dogs,

      • Annetommy says:

        Have you tried empathy?

      • blogdis says:

        @ Elizabeth
        You sound exactly like those self centered dog owners that I was talking about that makes all dog lovers look bad and terribly selfish
        The owner of that German Shepard has a responsibility to either walk thier dog on a leash or know how to control it

    • Annetommy says:

      Very scary experiences Lindy, I hate seeing dogs off leash on busy streets, it’s simply not fair to people who are nervous around dogs and the owner has absolutely no control if the dog does get out of line.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I am a lover of animals, but I am not deranged.
      My reaction is empathy. I feel sorry for you and how traumatizing that experience had to be with your baby. Hugs. 🙁
      The other thing that is sad is your fear, and it hasn’t diminished for you.

      I do take my dog to restaurants, but when we sit outside, and she is so small the only thing she could hurt is a baby toe.

    • Snowflake says:

      @ Lindy
      I agree with you on people bringing dogs everywhere. People come to my job, a car dealership, for service and they let them bring their dogs in. I hate it. Unless it’s a service dog, i don’t think they should be allowed. Personally, i feel little dogs are more likely to bite than big dogs. I grew up around dogs, but some people have had bad experiences with dogs. They shouldn’t have to put up with other people’s dogs in places of business. Fido can stay at home, imo.

  14. Zeddy says:

    It’s a dog, kim, dog’s bite. Don’t know why she has to make such a big deal at the time, but do appreciate that she kept the dog and her kid is okay around them now. Cute puppy too!

    • Brandi says:

      All dogs do not bite their owners. If that were the case I think they would be a much less popular pet. I’ve never been bitten by one of my dogs in my life.
      She made a big deal because her son had to go to the hospital. I don’t even watch whatever she’s on, I only see her on here, but I would have been scared too.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Only dogs that are not properly raised bite. And the attitude that dogs that bite is a normal thing disturbs me. This is why people need to do research before getting pets.

  15. Sarah B says:

    Something like this happened to our family. My son was a new walker, we had company over, my dog was sitting next to me on the couch with his face in between the ottoman. My son spooked my dog and stepped on my dog (while his face was cornered). Dog jerked his head up and caught his lower canine on my son’s eyebrow, about 1 cm gash. I don’t blame my dog. I blame myself. I blame myself for not being more conscious of my son’s movements and for putting him in the position that he got himself hurt. I blame myself for not realizing that more people in the house = more energy, and that I didn’t recognize that by my dog putting his head in a cornered position, that he was uncomfortable. We kept the dog. There was no doubt. We are cautious and more aware of his body language. We have taught our son to give him space and to not put your face in a dog’s face (common sense stuff that needs to be told to every child). But our son and our dog have a loving relationship. Our son now feeds our dog and our dog respects him (if that makes sense). This is a long ramble. Sorry. It’s obviously something that I still think about a lot. And I can’t hate on Kim for keeping their dog.

  16. Nikki says:

    I really don’t know what I would do in this circumstance, because it’s pretty scary, but I DO appreciate people who take a dog’s life seriously. I can’t believe the number of people who have no trouble surrendering a dog over minor problems, instead of working to solve a difficulty. It seems cruel if such a high energy dog is isolated a lot. People really need to learn about dogs’ needs before they make what should be a lifetime commitment! I admit, though, our dog suffered an injury to his back leg, and from then on, he became very apprehensive about anything approaching him near there. I had twins, and when they started crawling in our studio apartment (!) , it became dangerous. We advertised to find a good home for him with no small children, and luckily my in-laws decided they’d keep him. We had to keep him in another room from the young kids, and when they were older, we instructed THEM carefully to avoid making him defensive. He lived a long life, and the kids all have super fond memories of him.

  17. Miss Kittles says:

    Hilarious!!! Wig!!! But you’re right about the cancer lie she told! Not cool! Idk how she didn’t get more crap for saying that!

  18. Scal says:

    She’s claiming she’s 38? She’s been in her 30s for over a decade now *eye roll*

    • BJ says:

      Well if she is lying about her age then her high school classmates are lying about their ages as well.Since they showed her reunion on her reality show.There are pics of her from high school online.She looks older than she is.Also she was a teenager when she had her first child.

  19. Lynnie says:

    Someone called that she would make this decision on the thread that covered the initial bite lol

  20. leskat says:

    If they’re going to constantly lock up Sinn in a crate and muzzle him all the time and let him out for such sparse amounts of time, it’s crueler than euthanizing him. He’s no longer living a good quality dog life, he’s just existing so they can say that he does. Did I miss a reference to them maybe working with a dog trainer to help the dog with his jumpiness and also working with the family to see what they can do to help the dog integrate and handle situations better?

  21. TippyToes says:

    People always seem to set up animals for failure. This is an high energy dog who doesn’t like the leaf blower, yet you have him in a situation with the item that causes distress to the animal, then add 2 high energy kids, them turn your back to the situation. Animals do talk, people just need to be willing to learn their language. I say this as a victim of a dig attack( more than 600 stitches my face and scalp) and have worked in Veterinary Medicine.

  22. Jess says:

    It is risky but I applaud their decision to keep the dog, I’m sure it wasn’t easy. Sounds like they did the right things by speaking with professionals and getting him help, and watching the footage to determine what exactly happened. I think she cares about her children and obviously her animals as well, most of the time when these things happen it’s the fault of the person, or the animal gave plenty of warning and they weren’t taken seriously.

    I’m a crazy cat lady but I love all animals, and nothing pisses me off more than seeing someone toss their pets aside once they have children. It’s not fair to the animal if you just give up on it, it’s selfish and heartless, make time for your human and fur babies! Obviously this case is different since it bit, but I agree with them on keeping the dog if they feel it’s best for their son!

  23. magnoliarose says:

    Superficial comment: Her pose is extreme. It is common to tilt the hips back a little and often it is overdone and absurd, but this is on another level. I hope she didn’t injure herself.
    It is done to make the thighs look slimmer or give the impression of a perky bum. So if you see it realize it is fake and the person does not look like that. Weight loss people do this all the time. Don’t believe the hype.

  24. raincoaster says:

    I do pet-sitting, and I’ve looked after more than one dog that’s bitten people. Hell, I looked after a dog that had KILLED A BABY. In Canada, if it’s a minor bite you can get three strikes, but after that the dog gets put down. If it’s a major bite, and this was a major bite, your dog is sentenced to death, no appeal. (the dog that had killed a baby was basically stolen from Animal Control and there’s a price on his head)

    Now, I do believe it’s possible for dogs to come back from that and be trained not to bite. Do I think anyone in Kim Kolciak’s household is capable of training the dog to that standard, or, if he’s sent to a trainer, capable of dealing with that dog in a way that supports the training? No, I don’t. And I fully expect that dog to bite someone else in the future, and be put down for it, and it’s completely preventable.

  25. jana says:

    Those two boys give new meaning to the word heathen~THEY are the ones who need to be heavily trained.

  26. Cherryl says:

    See the last photo she postet? Never ever hug a dog like that. They hate it. Dogs aren’t humans and you have to show them affection differently than you would a human being.

  27. Electric Tuba says:

    Please, please I can smell the processed cheese every time you post a picture of this hussy.

  28. JoJo says:

    I’ve watched this show many times. Their house is like a circus. The kids are maniacs, and there’s absolutley no discipline or control. Kim thinks it’s funny and cute that her kids are insane. IMO, it’s just not a good environment for most dogs. I’m not putting dogs over kids at all, but the reality is, their household is an environment where the odds are stacked heavily against any dog living there. A lot is being asked of them not to behave badly when the kids are behaving so badly on a daily basis. Quite frankly, I’m surprised there haven’t been more incidents.

  29. aenflex says:

    We always keep large breed dogs, currently a GSD. If any of our dogs exhibited that behavior towards us or our child, they’d have to go. We would take all steps possible to re-home and avoid euthanasia, and it would be heartbreaking to let them go, but they’d have to go. It’s a personal choice that each educated dog owner must make on their own, I’m not judging Kim because it seems they’ve researched and sought out expert opinions before making their decision. Although perhaps re-homing to a family without small children might be a better idea for the dog’s sake as well as theirs.
    I have no doubt our dog would defend against other people or attacking animals, but for a trained, loved, well cared for, well exercised, well socialized, raised-from-a-puppy dog to bite its own people, that’s a no go for us. In my experience you can’t fix that.