I would really like some advice on how to teach Jessie how to behave around small children to make sure everything goes well when she does spend time around them. She has had very little experience being around children since we adopted her but we do get occasional visits from my friend with my goddaughter who is nearly three. Everything I find on the internet tells how the child should behave but I want to know how to teach Jess how to be good around the squeaky, bouncy child! It doesn't help that my friends are very nervous with the child around dogs which then makes me nervous and so whenever Jess goes to sniff the little girl they get very tense and I feel I need to call Jess away. Is it good for Jess to go near and sniff her to figure out who she is and also is it a good idea for the child to give Jess treats and give Jess a command like sit? Of course I would never leave them together alone but it seems to me that if Jess knows that the little one is someone she needs to listen to and obey to get rewards from then she is more likely to respect her. Any tips on how to get the best out of Jess with this, what behaviour to praise and also what to look out for in case she isn't comfortable around the little one. Many thanks!!