While it is great that he isn't afraid of them or worried about them, it is not very becoming of a future service dog to be so enthralled and excited whenever he sees children. My mom and I happened to sign up for the same month of teaching children's church for the toddlers during the month of February. Usually during the months I help I just send Moray with my mom and she works him for the morning. It wasn't until after we had already signed up that we realized we didn't know what to do with Moray since we would both be together. We could leave him home, but that would mean a 5+ hour stretch in his kennel every week, and losing valuable training time that he really does need around lots of people at church.
We decided to go for it and see how he does with us. Today was his first morning teaching the littles, and he did fairly well. Between Dante and Moray coming to church for nearly two years now, I'm fairly certain the kids don't remember NOT having a dog in church, so there was little surprise about Moray, and they all were very, very good.
|My mom showing off Moray's "shake."|
|He is getting much better and being calm with lots of little hands (and tugging on his tail!).|