Children and Dogs – Practical Tips

It Can Be Great To Grow Up With A Dog In The Family and many children can benefit from sharing a home with a dog. Taking care of a dog can help older children learn to plan and be responsible, while exercising and playing with a dog at any age is an great way to release excess energy and keep fit. A dog can also give a child unconditional love and someone to talk to and there has also been extensive research into how dogs can help children with learning difficulties, ADHD, Asperger syndrome and Autism.

There is no denying that dogs make fantastic pets and companions, however, it is very important to recognise the potential hazards or dog ownership and try to minimise any risks where children are present.

The purpose of this article is to help you make sure that children are always safe around dogs (and Vice Versa!) we want people to be Mindful and Not Fearful of Dogs.

Copyright Clare Espley RVN

Sylas taking a well deserved rest, after an hour of playing at being a ‘police dog’ and catching imaginary criminals in the woods with his boy. They both had fun racing about at top speed.

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