We asked you for some of your biggest doggy behavior problems, and you delivered! Then we presented those challenges to Gabriella Ravani, elite San Diego dog trainer, for her expert opinion. You can read about Gabriella in our first post of this series.
“My miniature schnauzer hates kids. I cannot have the grandkids around him. He loves any adult that comes over, but goes nuts with children.”
Short answer: keep the dog away from the children.
More complex answer: sometimes dogs can learn to like kids but that depends on why the dog hates kids (didn’t meet them during an important socialization period or met them and they were mean to him), how old the dog is, how old the kids are and what are their personalities (calm? busy?) and how often the kids come to your home.
I’m always very careful to prevent dog bites and sometimes keeping kids and dogs separate can be the best thing.
Sometimes dogs can learn to like kids but that depends on why the dog hates kids.
– Gabriella Ravani
If you would like us to ask Gabriella a more detailed solution to this problem, as in what are some specific things you can try, please contact us via our contact form and we will be happy to dig deeper.
Other articles in this series:
Introduction to our Dog Training Expert (Part 1 of 7)
Jumping Wheatens (Part 2 of 7)
Getting My Two Dogs to Get Along (Part 4 of 7)
Prevent Dog from Barking When Home Alone (Part 5 of 7)
Dog is OCD for Tennis Balls (Part 6 of 7)
Dog Using House as Bathroom When Cold or Rainy (Part 7 of 7)