Training A Dog For Children Now Can Avoid A Problem Later

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by Lee Dobbins

A lot of people have had negative experiences with dogs and children. Some youngsters don’t like dogs and vice versa which is why training a for children is critical if you know that your pet will be around kids. Making sure your has a good temperament and can be trusted around young ones can go a long way in giving you piece of mind whether they kids are yours, your sisters or a neighbors.

Luckily you shouldn’t have to forgo getting a just because you are afraid it won’t get along with your kids. You may have a dog that gets along quite well with your kids and one that your kids will ! Most dogs are well tempered and enjoy playing with children, the key is to pick one that likes kids in the first place.

Training a dog for children is actually not very difficult, but part of that is training your children to be kind around your dog. This is a two way relationship and responsibility must be on both sides. You want to make sure you train your dog not to nip, but or jump up before he is exposed to small children and this will go a long way in warding off problems.

Picking a dog that does not inappropriate aggression is critical if he will be living with little kids. If he has a nice disposition, the dog may be taught to play nicely and cooperate with your kids as well as with you. It is also important for the kids to realize that a new dog is not a toy; subjecting a new dog to rough play right away may cause him to be nervous or aggressive. You wouldn’t want your dog to bite you kids believing that he must protect himself, nor do you want the dog to fear them.

While it’s critical to let kids know that they must be considerate and gentle with a new dog, it is wise not to leave him unsupervised with very little ones. If you allow the youngsters and the new dog to get used to each other gradually and in your presence, that is the best way to introduce them to each other and help them form compatibility.

Along with training a dog for children, you need to choose a dog that has the right demeanor in the first place. When you have little kids, it’s good to take the potential new dog’s personality into consideration before reaching a final decision. A dog that is playful yet well-behaved is the best match for your kids.

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