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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #39
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Re: Advice please! Adopted dog is aggressive toward kids

Originally Posted by emerino View Post
She's great with me and DH. I spend as much time as I can with her and the kids go to school, so most of the time it's very quiet with just me, Tess, and my 8mo DD. The kids don't give her a lot of attention. They don't even pet her unless I tell them to do so. When I see that Tess is comfortable I tell them to pet her head and then they go about their business. We have them feed her and give her treats.

Is been another good morning. Relaxed, tail wagging, approaching the kids playfully.
I hope it continues to go well. It sounds like you guys are doing everything right, and are committed to this dog. My dog sounds pretty similar in that he had a difficult transition from dog life to family life, and he's thrived. It's a delicate balance of respecting your dog as an individual and their personal limit, and teaching everyone to respect those. Tess sounds like a good dog, and with your family working so hard in this, you have little reason to think you won't succeed
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