hey again!!!! just re read your msgs. you can Not train it out of them. if you get a soft temperment fila its not really a fila. these dogs were bred to be what they are and they are one of the only breeds where in a dog show there is no fault if the dog attacks or bites the judge! these dogs do get more protective with age and can be very succesfully trained, but they are bred for their guarding abilities and you should not have a fila if you do not want it to guard. also a house full of different children is a recipie for disaster!!!! one day that fila will see a child as a stranger and could potentially harm it. filas are not a social animal and its unfair to make them into that. they are generally a one person dog. if people dont like this then get a lab! and for sure would take henrys sister!!!!!! doesnt matter at what age either. i can work with adults no problem. good luck and best to you. hopeully no more end up homeless but just let me know if they do. cheers!