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• Step-by-step exercises to help prepare your dog for living with babies and children
• Train your dog to have manners around babies and children
• Colour photographs to assist in training
• Promoting positive, safe and harmonious interactions
• Educational illustrations to engage your children
• Teaching your children how to behave appropriately around dogs
• Developing an understanding of bite prevention
• Developing lifelong skills around animals
• From authors who are canine trainers, behaviourists – and parents
• Written with the animal’s welfare needs in mind
With information and guidance on how to develop a safe and harmonious relationship between children and dogs, this book provides step-by-step exercises to prepare dogs to be around babies and children, helps manage first interactions, teaches children how to behave appropriately around dogs, and encourages positive relationships.
Children and dogs both benefit mentally and physically from a harmonious relationship. Dogs help to develop empathy and social skills in children, as well as build their confidence. It is, however, important to also develop this confidence in our dogs, and prepare them to be around babies and children. Bite prevention is vital, and, therefore, we need to teach our dogs and children how to behave correctly around and with each other.
'Babies, Kids and Dogs' will help you to create safe, positive and harmonious relationships between your children and your dog, and allow your dog to relax in the presence of children. Included within are instructional colour photographs, tables to assist with assessing and training your dog, and step-by-step training exercises. Educational illustrations of ‘Charlie and Champ’ will also help engage your young children, in order to teach them about behaving appropriately when interacting with their canine friends. Throughout the book are ideas to promote safe interactions, and develop lifelong friendships.
it is an extremely valuable resource to anyone with children or who works with children ... For current or prospective dog owners who can learn well from a book, including following training exercises via step-by-step instructions and photos to help, it is certainly a useful preparatory tool.
Children and dogs benefit mentally and physically when living together, though relationships should be managed to reduce risk.
This book develops lifelong friendships and skills, by providing guidance on creating safe relationships between your dogs and your children.
Instructional colour photographs.
Tables to assist with assessing and training your dog.
Educational illustrations to teach young children.
Step-by-step training exercises.
Ideas to promote safe interactions between children and dogs.