When we take Aurelia, she stays above waist level at ALL times. One time I was at the dog park in Tucson and there was this lady with 7 children with her. I do not know if they were all hers, but they were all under 10. They were sitting in the dirt/sand building dog poop/pee sand castles, and toddlers were eating it!!! She even left them alone in there. Luckily Strider loves children, and the only other dogs were two extremely well behaved pits, but seriously. Just because the dog park is fenced in doesn't mean you can turn your children loose and leave them. I wish one of us had had a phone because we wanted to call the police and report a mob of abandoned children. She came back and got them finally. If one of us wanted to walk off with a couple of the kids we could have.