How are Your Dogs With Kids?

meepitsmeagan

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Rider: "nonononono"

Harlow: "Petty tiny hoomans. Sometimes they are okay, but don't smother me, please. Jesus."

Tulsa: "OMG!!!!!! LOOKITTHIS. THIS IS AMAZING. I SHALL ATTACK WITH ALL THE CATTLE DOG LOVE."

That about sums it up.
 

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Mia hates kids. Wishes they would go away and will bite if in the right circumstance I am sure (this she has never been in those circumstances. She is very closely monitored around kids)
Replace Mia with "Nolusaurus" and there you have it. This is exactly how other adults treat me around children. (Except Winnie.)

Middie, however, loves them. Any time we're having a lovely loose-leash walk and the lead goes taut, he's either trying to kill another dog or propel himself towards a child with tail wags. He's ridiculously forgiving of anything they want to do to him, and will let them enter the house in droves without attempting to bite them. If he even sees a child, his tail starts wagging a million miles an hour.
 
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G is good, but usually erring more toward indifference than actual enjoyment.

He'll tolerate petting and is instinctively calmer around little ones. I don't think he particularly enjoys or dislikes interacting with kids. He just puts up with it and is a trooper. In general, he just very actively ignores them.
 

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Morgan. Loves. Babies.

He's always been good with my son (now three years old), and is very tolerant of all the three-year old things that he's subjected to. They play together, wrestling and racing, he lets the boy hang on him, etc. If we are out in the front yard (unfenced), Morgan will bark if my son goes out of sight. He's just a good big brother-dog. I do have to keep an eye on them together, though, because my son can get too rough, and Morgan is so patient that he won't do anything to defend himself.

But I had forgotten how much Morgan loves babies until my daughter was born this spring. Morgan just wants to touch her. He will give delicate little kisses on her bald head if he thinks nobody is looking. He worries if she cries. When she's on the floor, he will scoot, scoot, scoot closer and sigh happily when she grabs handfuls of his fur. He will sit and listen very politely while she "talks" to him. If I'd let him, I know he would try to sleep in the nursery.


ETA: Regarding children that aren't "his", Morgan is still a huge fan of babies in general. Wants to see them, sniff them, nuzzle them, kiss them if he can. Older kids, he can be kinda indifferent/ADD about. He doesn't mind kids coming up asking to pet him, but a lot of times his reaction is along the lines of, "You are going to pet me? Yes, I would like tha-there's a squirrel over there."
 
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Josefina is a very friendly, gentle dog that likes everyone. So no problems on her end.

Kids, especially when they scream, cry and/or get all chaotic are an anxiety trigger for me, the inability to handle kids is on my and not hers lol, she actually comforts ME and calms me down when I have an anxiety attack from them.
 

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They're good and tolerant. For very small, they hardly pick their heads up. even with ears pulled on, getting crawled over etc. They're very gentle in their interactions with them.

When something else is going on though, they'll run them over and not think twice too, so I have to watch for that. They play with my 4 year old nephew very well. He "trains" them and they keep each other entertained all day long.
I wouldn't let any interactions like that happen ... just too much that can go wrong, even if the dog will tolerate it, they shouldn't have to.
 

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All of mine are really good with kids. Bubbles especially likes them and falls to the ground on her back so that she can soak in all of the love. Though Kimma, like with most people she doesn't know, is really just content to let them pet her for a few seconds and move on. And somehow even though Jari still tends to jump on people when he goes to greet them, he's never done it to a kid. He just stands there looking all goofy with his tongue hanging out and lets them pet him. It's adorable.
 

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Eve loves kids because they're endless fetch machines who are always carefully controlled by me when they're around her. I hate Eve with kids because she's a sharp dog and kids can be really nasty to dogs without meaning to. She is not frequently around really young kids because I worry about the consequences of her losing her cool with a kid and seriously messing them up.
 
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My dog Max likes kids so much. He loves my nephew who is 5 years old. Max loves to play with him and he also likes to hug and kiss. He would rather spend time with my nephew than spend time with me but it's okay.
 

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Luce likes kids. Hambone love love LOVES kids. He and my friend's 4 y/o are pretty much besties.

The Border Collies though.... not so much. Steve can deal as long as they're not in his face, but Bean... yeah, no. Kids move and Bean has to controlbite teh scary. Not good.
 

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Loki is good with children he doesn't fawn over them but he isn't afraid of him either, he doesn't really care about anyone who isn't me or my boyfriend anyway..

Dyno LOVES children

Scruffy likes children but as she has gotten older she wants more space and they are more intimidating to her...
 

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Hank spent a good few hours today with my nieces who are 6 and 3 years old. He was PERFECT with them. Didn't jump, didn't nip. Listened to them when they asked him to sit. Fetched the ball when they threw it. Let them rub is belly and cuddle him. I was seriously impressed.
 

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