Thank you for your response, I was just doing what I thought was best. I have to say though, when in the park etc he hasn't been aggressive at all toward anyone for months. Also, he will pretty much always growl at someone he has never met before if they enter my house, then when he see's me talking and interacting with them he stops. When a friend be it adult or child returns, if he's met them before he won't growl at all, so to me this really seems like he's protecting us. Which in all honesty I have no problem with as it puts me more at ease should anyone try and break in. I could never see him being aggressive to anyone though, he's never tried biting anyone ever. However should he get scared or emotional and starts growling at kids in the future, would you suggest just calmly walking him away?
Bauer - Red/white, Male, Undocked, Floppy, D.O.B. 11th October 2009