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Do’s & don’ts with kids and dogs: How to behave around the family pet

Here’s a great article on kids and dogs! It has some great suggestions for teaching children proper behavior around dogs.

The following excerpt is from an article written by Rod Lockwood for the Toledo Blade on October 17, 2010:

Children and dogs.

They are perhaps two of the most combustible, unpredictable pairings imaginable.

On the one hand, what is childhood without a trusty canine companion as a playmate and buddy? Always there for a child with a friendly lick and a happy wag, a dog can teach children lessons about responsibility, compassion, and nature.

On the other paw, for a dog, kids can be royal pains. Their body movements are herky jerky and hard to read, they’re constantly in motion — making them ideal targets when the animal’s prey drive kicks in — and they can be incredibly annoying, especially when they snatch away your favorite toy or grab and squeeze you.

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