Safety Tips For Getting New Dogs When You Have Kids: #5

Posted by wadmin on Friday, March 3, 2017

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There are so many variables to consider when choosing to adopt a new family member 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 sometimes just don’t understand.

5. Dogs just don’t understand sometimes

This one might get a little tricky. You need to help your child recognize that dogs don’t always understand things the way that we do. Explain that dogs need us to keep sentences short in order for them to understand us.

For example, asking your dog “would you please sit down on the floor” is too much for him to understand at one time. Instead, explain that your child should use a one or two-word request such as “sit” – go through the way dog commands work with canines.

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