Safety Tips For Getting New Dogs When You Have Kids: #2

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Choosing to adopt a new family member is an important decision. There are so many variables to consider like breed and lifestyle. As is the way of things, kids make this process a little more complicated. You want to make sure your new family member is a match for everybody. One important thing to do when you are considering adopting a dog when you have kids is to make sure you have a conversation with them about how dogs have feelings too.

2. Remember that dogs have feelings too

Talk with your child about the fact that while dogs may be different than people, they still have feelings. A great exercise to carry out is to give your child a hypothetical situation involving a dog and ask them “if our dog could talk, what do you think he would say?”

This helps the child to project what a dog might be feeling in certain situations so that they can think about their actions before they carry them out.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: Top Dog Tips: 14 Vital Safety Tips For Adopting A Dog When You Have Kids