Yesterday dd1 was attacked by MILs dog for the FOURTH time. She (the dog) was on MILs lap and dd1 was a bit hyper and ran up to MIL to hug her and got in the dogs space too quickly so the dog bit and scratched her quite badly on the face- under her eye and her cheek. MIL clearly felt dreadful especially after seeing dd1s face. Previously the dog has nipped her, once on the nose. She has also bitten me.
The dog was abused and MIL adopted her but she remains extremely skittish after a few years.
The in laws live in a villa and there is no real place to lock her away when we are there. We also stay overnight on the rare occasion so can't reasonably expect the dog to be shut in a room for all that time.
I'm increasingly concerned as dd2 will be mobile soon as well and it'll be difficult to keep an eye on everything and it just tajes a split second for the dog to freak out.
I'm just not sure what we should do, just keep ignoring the fact the dog may attack my kids again, maybe hurt an eye? It's MILs little companion and due to her nature has no chance of being rehomed. Should I expect MIL to do more? Just stop going over there?