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I have had Pippet (my black female lab) for about 2 months now. I got her at 6months old. She had been given some training. She has a great temperment and love to be around people and dogs, which is partially the problem. Her obedience training is coming a long nicely. She is very consistent of sit/stay and down/stay. her recall is very good with low to moderate distractions. Im using lure/reward training methods from ian dunbars books. My issues are the following ...

1) Recently, she has been nipping at peoples clothes/hands when she runs over to greet them. i seems like she is so excited to see them and this is her response to that. ive been trying to remedy this with having people ask her to sit before she says hello and have people not pet or play with her while she is hyper. Am i on the right track?

2) She has terrible greeting manners with other dogs. She runs up to them with such excitement. If she is on leash she pulls like crazy. Choking herself and gets up on her back legs, trying to get over to them. once she gets there, she sniffs and nuzzles around the other dogs. There is also a little mouthing on the ears but she does grab or bite. any dog that doesnt like that has told her and she seems to back off. Ive been keeping her at a distance and having her sit and telling her to be calm as i pet her. If the other owner seems into it i let her get closer and then closer but once she gets with in 5 feet she lunges and rushes in to say "HI!!!!!!!" How can i get her to do this in a calmer way and not be so aggressive with the other dogs.

3) This is the most important one: she is fearful of children. I want to get assistance from people with little children to help me socialize her with them but i am weary of it. I doubt that she would hurt a child but i rather air on the side of caution. But are there any activities that i can use to ease her into being friendly with children? I was thinking about bringing her by a play ground and just hang around the outside till she is comfortable. But that kinda all i got ...

thanks in advance for reading this and any advice.
 
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