Kids need training just as much as dogs do. Teaching kids empathy & kindness towards all animals should be instilled from day 1!
I love teaching Thea about dogs. I love teaching her to be gentle, to use a quieter voice, to train using treats & toys, to always be aware of their body language & to always be kind.
She is great with my dogs & the dogs we regularly walk together, however I’m still very much aware that Thea is just 3 and that dogs are dogs. Dogs can have off days, they can be under the weather, in pain, tired & grumpy, which reduces their tolerance for wild children.
Never get complacent & always train your kids & your canines!