My son was about 5. My nieces and nephew were about the same age, maybe even younger. My youngest niece gets up early in the morning just so she could be with the dogs. And trying to get her to sleep at night was a nightmare, she always wanted to be with the dogs. My oldest dog used to steal my one nieces bottles and make her cry. Just this past year when my mom was sick, my youngest niece entertained herself with the dogs outside...she gave the golden a mohawk and the GSD got lots of training with treats. All kids in our family are taught to respect and love dogs. I have never seen any of them tease, pull the dogs ears, tail, etc...its not allowed. People might think I'm crazy but I trust all of my dogs 150% with kids...they are all good tempered, don't resource guard, and love kids. I will say that if anything ever happened to one of the kids I would look at the kids before the dogs as to why it happened.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD