Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted, but I need some help with my dobie Lexie and my kids. She is a wonderful dog, and although she does have her quirks, she's been incredibly loyal and a wonderful puppy for the most part. Before we purchased a doberman, I read up on how they are not for first time dog owners(which we're not) and they are very strong minded and need a firm handler. We have established with her that my husband and I are the alpha dogs, but we've found it hard for her to view our children as the boss, especially when they are the same height as her. We have a 4 year old and a 1 year old. She is for the most part very good with them....but one habit we have had a VERY hard time breaking her of is play biting. She has gotten to where if she does it to us and we say No Bite, she stops completely. But with our kids, especially if they're out in the backyard playing, she will run up and bite my son on the arm or leg. While I know she's playing and she knows she's playing, my son doesn't and I don't want him to be afraid of her. I also don't want her to bite down too hard one time and hurt him. How do I establish with her that he is over her and is the dominant one? Also, she has growled once at my daughter, the 1 year old, when my daughter was walking past her. She's never exhibited any aggresive behavior, but I don't know why she growled at her. She is spayed, and is very sweet....but I haven't figured out how to break her of these couple habits. Does anyone else have any issues with their dobies and kids? Should I be worried if she's exhibited these kind of behaviors? Are these dominant behaviors? With my husband and I, she is very submissive....but she has shown dominant behaviors towards my kids. Thank you in advance for any advice!