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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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It's pretty important we overcome this as best we can. We live in the city so we can encounter kids at any given moment on a walk or at a park. My fiancé and I will likely have our own kids someday so this raises concerns there too.

I'm willing to put in the time, money and effort to do any and everything to get him over his fears or manage them as best we can. I guess I'm trying to gauge where my expectations should be. Can I hope to get him to a point where children can safely play with him? I feel like that's not ever going to be a possibility. Should I teach him to ignore them? After a few session of LAT/desensitizing training I did have him to a point where kids could approach him and throw treats to him and he did fine.

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