We are working on this with Cannoli right now, she LOVES kids. Sometimes she loves them so much she knocks them down and mauls them with kisses. She also has a strong instinct to chase, so when a friends little girl was over this weekend she would run and Cannoli would chase her and bowl her over. The third leg of the rowdy pup issue is grabbing ahold of clothing and pulling you around. Whew, she'll get it but while we are working on it we've had some challenging days.I have met a basset that isn't good with kids because he is "teethy". When he plays he bites you and jumps on you and you have to be strong enough to fight him off.