I have a Blue Healer rescue dog and when we first brought her home, my son-in-law swore she tried to attack him because she jumped up on him to be petted.
In his defense, he didn't know the dog, however, no matter how hard we tried to tell him she was just wanting some love, he wouldn't listen. He even stated that he didn't want my 4 year old granddaughter around her for fear of an attack.
I wish I had taken pictures of this, but… while she was here visiting, she found an old beach towel. After she brought it out to the living room, she rummaged through the desk drawer and pulled out a pair of her little-girl sunglasses then took both items over to the attack dog.
My granddaughter started wrapping the towel around the dog who sat very patiently and very still while she did this. When the towel was around her, she placed the sunglasses on the dog’s face as she announced, “There, now she has her cape on and her sunglasses too!”
The attack dog, quite slowly, turned to me with a look of “please come get this child” expression before she was rescued (again). I wish I had taken a picture of her in the “cape” and sunglasses – it was so adorable!
(photoed is the attack dog playing dress-up with my granddaughter on another day - Look at that smile)