Hailey doesn't like little kids. When they come to her (we all know it is hers not our) house, she barks and barks and barks. For kids who aren't use to dogs, this can be scary. My BFF has pretty dog savy kids (they live with 2 themselves) who were able to be coached (for the most part) on acting in a less stressful way around Hailey. She wasn't bothered much by the 10 and 7 year old, it was the 4 year old who freaked her out the most. His mom called him the squeaky toy, as his normal mode is to run and squeak!
As the afternoon went on, Hailey learned 4 year olds aren't too bad - they will generously share their chips!
After this, she was much better with him!
In the evening, when the fireworks were going off, she even turned to the 10 year old for comfort!
Lessons she learned:
Kids with food are good
Kids are better than fireworks