This week I took my dog, Leskie, into my sons pre-school for a show and tell. I did a short talk on a dog’s needs and how to behave around them, then we showed off some of her tricks. The biggest crowd pleaser was getting her and my son to high five me at the same time
Although I had never done this before Leskie was very calm and took it all in her stride (she is six now!) and my son was so excited to show her off. The children were around three or four years old and were so well behaved, they listened intently, gave answers and asked questions politely and even gave Leskie some treats.
My key goal was to impart some safety measures onto the children and teach them appropriate ways of interacting with dogs. Many accidents amongst children and dogs are due to a lack of supervision and education. It is never the dog’s fault. Here’s some of my top tips for how children should interact with dogs.
Pro Dog School. Reward the good, prevent the bad.
About the Author: Holly Keeling. Dog Trainer in Sussex, England. Mother to furrbaby Leskie 5yrs and little humans Teddy 3yrs and Louie 1yr. Outdoor lover. A blog about raising kids and dogs and my life as a dog trainer. View more blogs here.