When done right, there are many benefits to raising children and dogs together! Most issues that arise in a home between a dog and children are very preventable, it’s all about education. As parents and guardians, it is our duty to teach our children with empathy how to safely interact with dogs. Teaching our children basic rules of engagement toward dogs and how to respect dogs are the first steps on the path to a loving relationship! On this page you will find resources from credible experts that will assist us
in helping raise the next generation of dog lovers!
Activities for Children
Have your children watch a fun dog educational video
The video below is called “Seeing Both Sides,” from The Family Dog which also provides many excellent teaching tools and resources geared to kids of all ages. Check out their Stay Safe Around the Dogs You Know poster.
Another useful resource for families with kids and dogs is Family Paws for Parents. They have created various guides to help parents teach their kids how to thrive with their dogs.
- Dog and Baby Safety (pdf)
- Grumble and Growl Zones (pdf)
- The 5 Types of Supervision (pdf)
- Milestones for Baby and Dog (pdf)
- Dog and Toddler Safety (pdf)
- Dog Success Stations (pdf)