Safety Tips For Getting New Dogs When You Have Kids: #8

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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If you are considering to adopt a new dog there are so many variables to consider, like breed and lifestyle. Kids make this process a little more complicated, as they tend to. Making sure your new family member is a match for everybody is incredibly important. 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 to teach them about dog body language.

8. Your dog’s body language

Hop online and print off some infographics, brochures and photographs of dogs expressing certain elements of body language. For example, a dog that has wide eyes in a situation (something referred to as “whaling”) is a dog that is not enjoying what is taking place.

This may also be a dog that is likely to bite if pushed too hard. Teaching your child to be able to identify such significant body language signs is the best way to keep the child and your dog safe during any interaction.

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