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Old 09-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #38
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Re: Advice please! Adopted dog is aggressive toward kids

It sounds like you are on the right track. I wouldn't follow what the trainer says about the growling. I would just quickly remove everyone when she growls. Like, as soon as she growls get up in an upbeat way, take the kids and walk off. She will probably follow you. All sit down again in a new place. When she approaches in a friendly manner, welcome her back with a happy tone and give her a treat. That way she learns that she has space and is not under threat, when she growls you all leave and when she returns in a happy way she is rewarded.
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