When I took my niece and nephew to a flyball practice while they were out visiting, we went over two HUGE rules.
1) Don't put your fingers in any dogs' crate.
2) Don't pet any dog without asking.
The week before, a new member brought their sister who brought her two kids, and they were putting their hands in crates, running up and grabbing some of the dogs, and worse - letting dogs out of crates!
I was sitting and talking with my mom while other dogs were running when Ozzy (who was crated) ran into my lap. I said, "How'd he get out??"
The mom just laughed and said he had some help!
Needless to say, she nor her children were welcome to future practices.
There are serious dangers to the kids and dogs with everything they were doing, and the mom thought it was funny!
Respect for dogs should be taught early on. Hard to teach if adults don't show even the slightest amount of respect toward them. (Oh, and to top it off, she came into a crowd of crazy dog people talking about having to get rid of her two labs because she was moving!)
Ozzy - Chocolate Pom
-Fastest 2012 U-FLI Pomeranian
"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog."