My two year old Alice and my collie Maggie have been best buddies since Alice was born and she spends a lot of time with my mother's dogs as well. She follows her everywhere and they snuggle together and Maggie even sleeps under her crib, but I've been having a hard time explaining to my dog loving toddler that not all dogs are kid friendly. She often runs up to strange dogs and tries to pet them and has nearly gotten bitten twice, once when I wasn't close enough to get to her before the dog could bite her, but luckily Maggie was there to chase him off. I try to keep her away from other dogs but at times it's impossible. I don't want her to be afraid of dogs but she's not old enough to understand "Healthy Cautiousness" Does anyone have any advice.Answer Question
This is a tough one! I don't have any solid advice. You can't "make" her understand, eventually she just will. Keep her from going up to unknown dogs. My 3 year old is the same way. I've tried to explain that not all dogs are nice but it's not registering yet.
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