Shelter-in-Place – Preventing Incidents with the Family Dog
With the shelter-in-place ordinance, families are spending a lot more time together. When it comes to your child and the family, dog take some time to discuss safety tips.
Kids-n-K9s Helps Provide Humane Education
With the help of local businesses and the local animal shelter, all Petaluma kindergartners will receive Stop, Look & Paws sets in 2020. This dog safety campaign continues to grow and bring awareness and Humane Education to prevent dog bites!
2020 Family Choice Award
Stop, Look & Paws Voted Best Parent Product and Resource for Elementary Age Children
3 Sniffer Dog Games to Play With Your Family Dog
Try these easy nose work games! Dogs love to play games just like kids. As someone who instructs adults how to play scent games, or nose work games, with their dogs, I wanted to offer you some fun games that children could play.
Can My Child Be In Charge of The Family Dog?
So now that we know that children usually can not be successful at being “in charge” of the dog, can we still help our child to learn to be a responsible dog owner and help care for the family dog? Absolutely!
Family Dog Magazine Recognizes Stop, Look & Paws
Dogs Have Been Proven to Teach Children Empathy, Promote Responsibility and Even Improve Cognitive Skills. When Children Aren’t Properly Educated About Dog Safety, They Can Be Victim to Bites
Teaching Your Dog Hide and Seek!
Playing Hide and Seek with your dog and child is fun for all. Initially, you will need to guide and participate, but after a couple of times playing, your child may be able to do this without your help.
Do I Want My Dog to be Protective of My Child?
Our children bring out the protectiveness in all of us. In the case of having the family dog act as protector of our children, although it may sound appealing, allowing the dog to take on this role or “job” can easily backfire.
2017/18 – 500 Children Received Stop, Look & Paws Child/Dog Safety Activity Sets Thanks to Local Supporters!
My goal was to provide a free copy of Stop, Look & Paws child/dog safety activity to each student in Kindergarten.
As a former elementary school teacher and now current dog trainer, I have seen the results of dog bites to children.
I developed Stop, Look and Paws as one tool that can start the process of understanding some basic canine body language and thereby prevent dog bites.