my dog hates kids. the hair on the back of his neck stand up and he barks like crazy. is this bad nerves/breeding or is it lack of socialization? is it a temperment issue? thanks
he hasnt been raised around kids. we own a laundry mat and up to 6 months of age he sat behind a glass door and when he saw kids, his hair would stand up and he would bark and try to get to them (granted some of the kids were teasing him on the other side of the door). yesterday he was sitting in the car with the window rolled down and a kid waved at him and he nearly jumped out of the car barking his deep bark. if kids dont look at him then hes fine. they can walk by and he'll just look. but if they look then he goes crazy.
>>>>> i feel like i've let him down by not socializing him enough when he was little. in general do german shepherds very tolerable of kids