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Help! Trapper is 6 months old, healthy and was neutered 2 weeks ago. But he will not leave my kids alone!! He is constantly mouthing them, trying to walk all over on them, pull their shirt sleeves, knock them over and so on. Sometimes i think he is trying to inititate play but the little ones get upset, they are only 3 & 4. It seems he thinks of them as littermates or something b/c he does not display this behavior towards me. I have tried seperating them, laying him still on his side, telling thousands of times "no!" and nothing is working. To even have a few minutes to type this email i had to put him on the porch otherwise he'd be in here biting at the kids. He has not broken skin but about an hour ago he made a mark on my daughter's face just below her eye that kind of looks like a scratch but she says he bit. I am upset because i love him dearly and get sooo upset when i read articles that are saying if you have a dog like this than there is no hope for him and if you got him from a puppy mill that is your own fault. And in fact he was rescued from a puppy mill at age 10 weeks and hey, i adopted because i thought i would be a great thing to do! I am just so on my last nerve here, he's on top of the kids nonstop and making them freak out. I'm contemplating asking hubby for a early xmas gift and get trapper a trainer that can come into the home b/c i don't really have a sitter for my kids to take him somewhere outside of the house... Does anyone see this as aggression? Please be honest. Oh, and trying to spray their sleeves with no chew sprays does not phase him in the least! Again...help!!