She followed it up with this:
I need some advice ladies. I'm not sure how big an issue this is or if it is even one, but I know it's a sensitive topic. When Robert was a year old we adopted a year old German shepherd mix. She's a wonderful dog, good with Robert and super sweet (although a tad bit too hyper but she's young). Well, over the last year she has bitten two people, drawing blood. One was my mother-in-law and the other my husband. Quite frequently we'll take her food bowl and add leftover meat to it as a treat for her and in her excitement to get to it she'll bite. We don't think she's doing it on purpose. Now I know this is something that can be trained out of her and I'm completely willing to do so. But as we all know toddlers are frequently carrying snacks around with them. So my question is, if you trained her not to be food possessive/wait until an okay is given, would you personally ever be able to trust her around your toddler/babies?
I don't think she's being aggressive, I think its that she is so intensely focused on the food that nothing else registers (we also think she was abused by her previous owners). Now I know that we could stop giving her human food, but that wouldn't change the fact that my son is constantly carrying yummy delicious food around. I'm a HUGE animal lover, but I am just torn on this as I'm not sure how big an issue this is or if I'm being a paranoid mom. But I've seen dog bites on children and they are usually scarred for life (emotionally and physically).