I agree w this except the treat part. I hope hippy doesn’t mind my saying. I never bribe dogs into anything. My pleasure, A pat on the head ought to be enough.Children are the BEST socializing teachers- they need to gain your trust and it is soooo much easier for young dogs to do that with "Little People" than adults. Be patient and DON'T give up NEVER raise your voice or move too quickly toward them or let them know that U R a threat-- give them treats them when they come and PRAISE,PRAISE them
So true TJ with the eye contact at their level. Not as intimidating. I do the same thing.One thing I have observed over the years whether training bird dogs, coon hounds or beagles , kneel down and get eye to eye instead of standing as your not as big of a threat if they are people shy. as said utilize kids to help socialize also.