You’ve had your own 4-legged baby for a few years and now a new baby is joining the family. How do you make sure things go smoothly with the family dog?
Wouldn’t it be great to have the kids walk the family dog?!! There are two things to be aware of before you hand over the leash.
I offer free dog body language presentations to lower elementary school classrooms in my town of Petaluma.
Dogs like predictable and reliable actions and behaviors to make them feel safe and secure in their world. Children exhibit certain characteristics that can lead a dog to ignore commands. Read to learn why this happens and how you may be able to avoid making the same mistakes!
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.