Kids and Dogs

Kids and dogs – living safely together

Kids and Dogs Maryland

Most families look forward to the idea of raising their young children with a dog, the idea for most families is that the children and the dogs will grow together buillding a solid relationship.

This is not always the case. Most children enjoy the idea of having a dog  but often times dogs are not so comfortable around young children. 

There are many factors to consider before making the decision to bring a dog into your home with children.

 

Safety for Kids and Dogs – things to consider:

  • Have you considered the age of the children
  • Kids and dogs safety - pawz for health dog trainingHave you considered the age of the dog?
  • Have you considered the size of the dog?
  • Have your children ever been around dogs?
  • Has the dog ever been around children?
  • Need some help teaching kids how to appropriately interact with dogs?
  • Do you have time to supervise your children around the dog?
  • Do you have time to supervise your dog around the children?

 

Choosing the right dog at the right time: 

 

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  • Not every dog breed is right for children.
  • Look closely at the age of your children.
  • Is a puppy or older dog right for your family?
  • Does the dog need weekly grooming?
  • Does any family member have allergies?
  • Do you have a reasonable work schedule

 
Choosing the right dog breed for your family:

 

  • What type of breed are you considering?
  • If you have small children, what size of dog would be an ideal?
  • Do you live in an apartment or a single family home?
  • How vocal is the dog you are considering? A barker?
  • How much exercise does the dog need?
  • Do you have enough space to provide your dog with adequate exercise?
  • Does the dog you are considering need daily grooming?
  • Do you have the time to meet all your dogs needs?

 

Why Dogs Bite Children;  How To Prevent It:

 

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  • Do you know why dogs bite?
  • Do your children understand dogs likes | dislikes?
  • Do your children know appropriate dog interaction?
  • We will teach your kids to safely live with dogs.

 

 

Let us help you make the right dog choice for your family.

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