His dog freaked out when Teddy got within two yards. Teddy wasn't reaching or anything. R. thinks some very small child must have yanked the dog's ears at some point, and the owner doesn't realize that, so has done nothing to help the dog learn not to be terrified of small children, nor to warn those in charge of small children to keep them well away. Geez. Dog owners are not the brightest.
R. had a neighbor who bred and showed dogs. One was terrorized by a four year old and ruined for shows thereafter. I thought that was loopy. Presumably somebody like that Dog Whisperer guy could fix a straightforward problem like that.