Dogs a great family pets and for safety of children and other dogs they should be under close supervision at all times to prevent dog bites and injuries. Most dog bites happen in and around the home.
Often is the family dog or a friends dog that bites.
Children should always ask for permission before approaching a dog and they should be taught about dog body languages so that they know the signs if the dog feels uncomfortable or does not like to be patted for example.
Children should never attempt to pat a dog while it is eating, sleeping or playing with a toy. Through early socialisation we can also teach our dogs be more comfortable and calm around children, this also requires adequate training.