We have a new dachshund, he is 3 months old. I am worried about his behaviour around my kids. If they run or walk by, he aggressively bites their ankles, pants, bathrobes and growls at them - every single time.
I have told them to stop moving and say 'stop/no' loudly. I have to physically stand next to them for him not to do it. He does not have this behaviour with my husband or me.
I need some help because my daughter, aged 6, is sometimes very scared by this aggressive behaviour. I try very hard to intervene but I can't be in the room at all times. We had friends visit yesterday and I was terrified he'd do this with their children. I've exposed this puppy to as many people/situations as possible to make sure he's socialised.
I am a new dog owner and have little experience. I don't know if this is normal. Maybe this dog would be better suited for a family without small children. And my kids don't engage in aggressive play - no tug-of war for example. Just fetch and he is still biting at their arms. He also growls at them if they are playing fetch when they try to take the ball back to throw it again.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you very much.