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Dogs and Children

Monday, August 23, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

dogs-and-childrenA dog can be a kids best friend but until your pup gets used to children, it’s very important to know how to keep your children safe around the family dog. A small child is often at a dog’s eye level and their high pitch cries and direct gaze, may trigger aggression in some dogs. Young kids also may pull the dog’s tail or fur.  Show your child how to be gentle and respect pets and socialize your dog to kids as early as possible. Take your pup to a playground with the children at a safe distance and reward him with dog treats and praise for calm behavior. Basset Hounds, Golden Retrievers, Collies and Labs are less likely to snap at children. No matter what kind of dog you have always keep an eye on him when the kids are around.