We have a great podcast series about kids and dogs!
Teach your children the safe to greet dogs. First teach them to approach the owner instead of the dog. Show them how to stop three feet from the dog and ask the owner ‘May I pet your dog?; Then show them how to ask the dog if she agrees with her owner by turning your side to the dog and patting your leg. If the dog approaches pet her under her chin and stop. If she wants more petting she will tell you. If she does not approach then say ‘ beautiful dog’ and walk away.
Please help your children learn to leave a loose dog alone! Teach by your respectful behavior around dogs.