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She sounds like her first 6 months were severely lacking in socialization. Like human children, dogs sort of have to "learn to be a dog" within a certain timeframe of their development. If you deprive a young social animal of the social interaction it needs in order for its brain to develop... There comes a time when their ability to learn those "normal behaviours" just sort of... Expires.

In spite of this, you don't realize how lucky you have it. Don't like a dog that isn't interested in dogs or humans? Most dogs in her circumstances would be outright aggressive towards others. A lot of behavioural problems can be boiled down to inadequate socialization.

If kids are truly the only think that she gets excited about, why not play to her strengths? She sounds like she would thrive doing therapy work with children. Maybe reading with them or something.
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