When I got Bluedawg he was scared of small children, he even peed in the local petstore cowwering to a 3 year old boy. Tonight the neighbors where doing a 4th fireworks thing. Not only did Blue did great with the loud noise and bangs and thumps and thing he did awesome with the small children there. No snapping barking or cowwerring, he was a little warry at first but after that he wanted to play, then I was worried he would knock the kids around being playfull. He was really good being around kids, Im proud of him cause I didnt do anything to get him there. Next thing get him good around strange dogs, one step at a time.