Kids & dogs
Considering the thousands of years that humans have lived closely with dogs, it's surprising that we don't understand dogs better. We teach them to understand us (and what we want), so let's take opportunities to understand them (and what they like/don't like).
I want to share some great sites that have some amazing resources around understanding dog 'body language'. These sites also have great learning opportunities for our kids! Please visit www.thefamilydog.com/stop-the-77/ and doggonesafe.com/
Dog bites rarely happen without warning... we just miss the warnings if we don't know what to look for. Dogs will use their eyes, ears, mouth, tail and whole bodies to show us how they’re feeling. Let's learn and teach each other, as well as our kids in order to prevent dog bites, dogs ending up in shelters, and from being euthanized.
8/18/2022 11:05:23 pm
More so than words, gestures are understood by children. Therefore, this explains why kids can recognize their pets' signals while they are around them. Furthermore, kids play with them all day long by attempting to guess the motions. Children interpret using human visual cues since they cannot comprehend the meaning of every word. The dogs also perform the same action. In order for the kids to play or sit with the dogs and understand them better. According to a study, a 2-year-old toddler and a dog could communicate using any motions other than pointing an arm or knee at an intruder.
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Sandy is the ultimate dog lover, who can't get enough of learning and researching 'all things dog'! Join in this journey if you also love dogs and love to learn more ways to make the lives we share with our dogs the best they can be.