I think we can all agree on that.
Then, we see these absolutely horrible photos all over the internet of kids jumping on dogs, walking on them, pulling their tails etc...
People think this is funny when kids do this...people think this is cute ??
Are you kidding me?
It doesn't take a genius to put 2 and 2 together here does it?
Training your children to have respect for your dogs is just as important as training your dogs to have respect for your kids. So how are we suppose to do that?
Today, I will share one of my own personal tips on teaching kids and dogs to have respect for each other, and basically accept them into each others packs. Thereby creating one big happy
For me, having my kids involved in training my huskies is HUGE!
In the above photo you see my little girl (4 years old) with a treat in her hand.
This was the start of our daily training session.
Here, my daughter asked Lexus to sit, so she sat, and got rewarded with her treat.
Finally, "shake a paw."
For months now, we have worked on sit, and lay down with my kids and huskies, and have only recently incorporated "shake paw" into the training.
I am happy to say, they are doing fabulous.
Yes, it takes patience, but it so worth it in the end.
By having your children teach the dogs commands, and having treats come straight from the child's hand. This shows the dog that "hey these mini humans must be important too if they have control of my beloved treats!"
This photo shows my older daughter working with Koda.
My youngest daughter is not quite ready to work with Koda yet, as he is still just a pup and overly excitable sometimes, but my oldest daughter does a fabulous job with him.
The huskies respond well to the kids during training.
It took some time, but it is well worth it.
It is important to have your whole family involved with the dogs. Training, feeding, playing, everything! This way, you establish a pack that cannot be broken, and the bond you will find between everyone is priceless.
So, please remember, include the whole family while training your dogs.
The benefits will baffle you.
Thanks for coming by, and see you tomorrow!
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