Even though you have a kid-friendly dog, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to be careful while letting it play with your child. Here are several safety rules that can help you prevent an accident.
- Never let your preschool children with your dog without supervision. Also, be aware that puppies are very playful - sometimes a bit too much, so watch them while they play with kids.
- Some dogs are scared of kids and they feel like they are in danger. Don’t force them to interact with kids.
- Teaching kids things such as approaching the dog calmly, not running, and not screaming is essential. First, show the dog a fist so that it can sniff it before touching it.
- Teach your kids to avoid hugging, stepping on a tail, or paws, or even riding the dog.
- Teach your kids to respect the dog and not disturb it while it wants to sleep or while eating.
- Some dogs can feel threatened when the kid is too close to their head.
- Teach your kid how to caress the dog safely. Not coming too close and always petting the dog on its back, from head to tail.
- Don’t punish your dog in front of your kids sternly. They could imitate you and get bitten by the dog.
- Teach the kids that they should let the things that had fallen down be and train your dog to exchange them for dog treats.
These simple rules are essential for building a good relationship between your child and a dog.