Wouldn’t it be great to have the kids walk the family dog?!! There are a few things to consider before you make this decision.
I offer free dog body language presentations to lower elementary school classrooms in my town of Petaluma.
For a quiet activity with the dog have your child read their favorite book!
Help your child to learn the body language of a dog that tells your child it is safe to interact and the dog is happy too!
Dogs like predictability and reliable actions and behaviors. It makes them feel safe and secure in their world. Children, however, are generally more unpredictable and often do not think before they act, responding as they feel in the moment.