Everyone who was lucky grow together with a dog, will agree that it is wonderful. You have a reliable friend and the companion for games, the satellite for walks and the authorized representative. And very few people will argue with the fact that communication of the child and a dog, first of all, has to be safe. Only in this case it will bring pleasure to all participants. In your forces to do everything possible that children and the pet became unseparable friends.
How to choose a dog in family with children
Is important that the dog was suitable for your lifestyle. If you hate boredom — take an active dog. But the canine friend will hardly make you the athlete if you and your family above all like to spend time in front of the TV.
the Dog has to be capable to stand some discomfort from communication with children, to quietly perceive noise and to be able to forgive. The ability to quickly calm down and take itself in paws is very important. And, of course, the dog "for the child" has to love people.
If you take
a puppy, give preference to the one who goes straight to you, but at the same time does not bite everyone and does not behave too violently.
Can be taken also an adult dog, but only in case you know her past and are sure that she lived together with children and loves them.
do not forget
that a dog — first of all work. The Lessa which brings up itself and at the same time is absolutely unpretentious, and also can save you from expenses on the nurse, meets only at cinema. And life, alas, is far from the Hollywood scenarios.
When to get a dog in family with children
it is the best of all for
to wait until to the child 4 — 5 years are executed. Children of younger age are too impulsive and are not capable to behave with a dog correctly. Besides education of the pet can be compared to education of one more child. Whether you are ready to get twins?
On a photo: dog and child
the Dog in family with children: safety measures
Never (never!) do not leave a dog alone with the small child. Even the most reliable pet will resist if the child decides to measure by a pencil depth of a dog auricle. You keep an eye on a fluffy and the child or physically isolate them from each other.
Trace mood of a dog and teach the child to understand "body language" of an animal. The dog always warns that to her it is uncomfortable. If she exhausted all available signals , it will be necessary only to begin to roar or bite. Do not hope that the pet will suffer what you would not begin to suffer. Even if will become — better to be reinsured.
If the dog wants to leave the child — give her such chance. Provide to a fluffy a reliable shelter.
Forbid children to disturb the pet at meal time and a dream.
Train the child a personal example. Do not treat a dog roughly and do not allow the child to beat a canine friend, to tease or any other way to irritate.
Divide with children of an obligation for care of the pet. It is possible to make the schedule — for descriptive reasons. Even small children can help to feed a dog or to fill a bowl with water. And the child is more senior can take part also in training of a canine friend — for example, to train him in amusing tricks.