So the kid started at 13? That's awfully young to take care of multiple large breed dogs. I don't think these dogs recognized the kid as the leader. Like I said, the guy would have gotten in trouble if he purchased alcohol for the kid. The kid that age can not legally drink, smoke, drive or vote. But taking care of multiple large breed dogs is just hunky dory as far as the law is concerned? I guess if it's all well and good he can just get another kid to take care of the dogs when he is out of town.