We can assist you in selecting the most suitable dog breeds to have around children.
Sadly, statistics prove that most dog bite incidents, whether accidental or provoked, occur in and around the home and involve family dogs and young children.
Overly excited dogs that are jumping out of control can frighten young children and often cause injury. Scratches and bites are the most common problems and generally occur because dogs and children are left to their own devices.
Young children and dogs should always be supervised when together.
Correct handling and conditioning, as instructed and explained by your Ian The Dog Trainer Trainer, will reduce the risks significantly.
This is why the whole family, including children, should be involved in the caring and training of your dog. It is advisable that children learn how to behave in the correct manner around dogs, to reduce the risk and increase enjoyment for all.
Always supervise the family dog around young children.
Children have no understanding of dogs and the potential of danger, nor do many adults.
Dogs are not humans. Humanising of dogs is not necessarily kind, it is often cruel and confusing to dogs. This can lead to many behavioural problems ie separation anxiety and aggression.
Babies and Dogs
Unfortunately for some dogs, when the baby arrives there is little or no time for them.
Your lifestyle will change a lot, however it is possible to get the right balance for you, your family and your dog.
Ian The Dog Trainer has helped many new parents prepare properly for the baby's arrival, so it is a safe and happy occasion for all, including your dog.
Most importantly please be aware that NO dog should ever be left unsupervised with babies or small children.
To find out how Ian can help you
call 0408 374 444 or contact Ian online.