(Gloria's face there looks like King Julienne from Madagascar!)
With Fred just turning two and having the manners of something out of a thriller movie, our grandkids are afraid of him. Lets face it puppies just want to play. They jump, bite and scratch and trying to tell a two and four year old they're just playing....yeah...let's just say that didn't work. I want them all to eventually see that Freddie can be a great friend and dogs are not scary. So in the beginning, we gated him off from the kids that were scared. Then we moved to having him on a leader and leash to get them used to having him around and him not get so excited. The gentle leader actually calms Freddie down. Now we do it in steps. First the leader and leash while we hold him. Then we let him roam about with the leash and leader on. Next we take the leash off and if he's really good we remove the gentle leader. But I do have to say this has only happened a few times so far. It may not be the best system but it's working for us.
This is what we want.
This is what we get!
When your little and this face is running at you, let's face it you cry!
Having Gloria has been a big help with the grandkids because she is so calm. Freddie is slowly getting there. He's getting older and so are the grandkids.
Last Friday he actually laid under the lilac bush and didn't bother the grandkids while they played in the water. He had the leader on and it was super hot out which helped, but he still did good. Someday, hopefully, he will be completely gentle leader free!
For now.............baby steps!!