How To Introduce A New Dog To Your Child (And Your Family)
Good Planning Makes a Difference. Help your child understand that a new dog might be nervous and that gentle treatment is essential. Help the child understand a dog's body language may help eliminate problems.
You might make a game out of quizzing your child. The S. A. F. E. Program is an excellent way to help children remember how to interact with a new, or even familiar dog. The typical adoption setting is much different from home. It's better to take steps to get the most out of the experience. Always be gentle with your dog. Stop rough behavior as quickly as possible. Put the dog on lead to allow better control and reduce excess energy. . . .