Dogs n Kids

How To Help Your Child Emotionally After a Dog Bite 

Play Dates and Babysitter’s House

When a child wants to go to a friend’s house, a responsible parent asks some basic questions. For example: will a parent be home? Does the family have a pool? Is the yard fenced? Are there guns in the house and how are they secured? A parent would ask these and...
How To Help Your Child Emotionally After a Dog Bite 

The Babysitter Rules

It is important for all visitors to any home to remember that a dog feels very connected to their family. Some dogs may act differently when the adults (leaders) are not present. As you interview and get to know the family, ask about the dog. Meet the dog and be sure...
How To Help Your Child Emotionally After a Dog Bite 

Growling at Kids

Growling at the Kids -Never punish your dog for growling. This may seem counter-intuitive and may even go against the advice of your dog trainer or dog trainers you have seen on TV. If your dog growls at your child he is sending a clear warning that he is very...
How To Help Your Child Emotionally After a Dog Bite 

Baby Grows Up

  As children grow, the attitude of the dog may change. Behavior that the dog tolerated from a baby may no longer be tolerated once the baby starts to crawl or walk. An older dog may be less tolerant than he was when he was younger. If you have ever heard...