Your Child's Dog
How to Help your Kids Care for Their PetsBook - 2007
How to involve children in training, raising and caring for a pet dog.
Scientists and educators have proven that being attached to a pet is related to a child's enhanced self-esteem. This straightforward guide features step-by-step advice on teaching a child to care for and train a dog. Using examples and step-by-step photographs, Your Child's Dog explains how to respond to a dog's needs while at the same time raising a well-socialized and well-behaved companion pet.
Tips on involving children in the pet dog's daily care cover proper bathroom behaviors and understanding the dog's body language and barking. Sensible suggestions help adults answer difficult questions. Realistic scenarios troubleshoot problems, and "Do!" and "Don't!" sidebars offer reminders of behaviors that should be encouraged or discouraged.
Even experienced dog owners will find valuable information on such issues as:Selecting a dog How to explain that dogs are not humans Carrying a puppy Ensuring a puppy isn't smothered in love New sights and sounds What to do when walks aren't fun Natural behavior of dogs Family training plan Why dogs misbehave How to behave around the dog Fun games to play Fleas, ticks and other health issues.
Your Child's Dog will help parents foster in their children a love and respect that will last a lifetime.