I only have cats...so the maybe the rules are different. If my cats warn my child and either i don't step in...or the child doesnt back off then the cat would swipe at them. I feel like its my job to keep my kids in line around pets. Obviously dogs can do a lot more damage but why wouldnt you intervene if the dog was obviously distressed?? I feel bad for the dog.
What is your rule? Would you get rid of the dog or teach the child?(or intervene etc)
Edit They have decided to consult a trainer first:)