Mum left feeling uneasy as child's headteacher regularly brings Rottweiler into school
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A concerned mum has been left questioning whether she's being 'unreasonable' for feeling uneasy about the presence of a Rottweiler at her child's school.
It can be scary to send your child off into the big wide world each day, but generally, parents can rest assured that their kids will be safe while at school.
Though accidents can happen anywhere, school isn't supposed to be a threatening atmosphere - but unfortunately, one mum has started to feel that way thanks to a regular visitor.
Taking to Mumsnet, the worried parent explained that the headteacher of the school has a pet Rottweiler who is, by nature, a 'huge dog'.
Male Rottweilers can reach more than two feet in height, meaning they could easily be as tall as a primary school child if they stood on their hind legs.
It could be a scary sight if you're afraid of dogs, but the mum explained that the Rottweiler is 'brought into school a lot'.
She indicated the dog was friendly as the children are allowed to 'play with him and look after him', but that didn't make the mum feel any better about the situation.
Turning to other parents for advice, she wrote: "[Am I being unreasonable] feeling uneasy about this. It’s a primary school."
Dozens of parents have since responded to share their thoughts, with one assuring they have 'never met a bad [Rottweiler] in years of working with dogs' while another pointed out: "There are many schools that have dogs to help the kids in many ways."
Other parents weren't so sure about the presence of the dog in the school, with one commenting: "[You are not being unreasonable], it's less about the breed to me, than the fact this isn't a guide/ support dog.
"Full stop a dog shouldn't be brought in around children, they can be unpredictable and it's making you feel uncomfortable. You deserve for your kids to go to school and feel safe. It's an unnecessary issue the head is imposing."
The mum's fear comes as home secretary Suella Braverman shared her thoughts on banning a particular type of dog amid fears of attacks.
Braverman said last week she was seeking 'urgent advice' on banning American bully XL dogs following an attack on an 11-year-old girl,
The home secretary described the dogs as a 'clear and lethal danger to our communities, particularly to children'.
The American Kennel Club describes Rottweilers as 'a gentle playmate and protector within the family circle', adding that they 'observe the outside world with a self-assured aloofness'.