A dog can quickly become a child’s best friend. Teach them how to act around all dogs. Parents should supervise all child-dog activities.
- Play safe games with your dog – fetch, hide & seek, etc.
- Do not bother your dog when he is eating, sleeping, or chewing on a toy.
- Scratch your dog on his chest, sides, and belly.
- Do not pull your dog’s ears, tail, or his head.
- Learn training tips with your parents.
- Exercise, play with, and love your dog.
- Do not hug your dog face-to-face.
Know what to do if a dog gets aggressive.
- Stand straight with hands at your sides.
- Do not make eye contact with the dog (look at the ground).
- Never run away or scream.
- Wait for the dog to lose interest, then back away.
- If you end up on the ground, curl up with your arms in front of your face and your hands over your ears.
- Always ask permission to pet somebody’s dog.