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. 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:
See additional resources for children here! Download an educational activity book (English) (Spanish)
The Family Dog and Family Paws for Parents are excellent resources for parents.
These fact sheets provide lots of useful information clearly and concisely:
- 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)
- Stay Safe Around the Dogs You Know (pdf)
Instinct Dog Training also has online resources, including a free Dogs & Kids course. They’ve also created a handy guide of 5 Rules Every Kid Should Know when living in a dog household.