Puppies Grow Fast
Puppies obviously grow at a faster rate than children, so children have a harder time establishing and holding their position as part of the family "pack".
The puppy as it grows is sometimes eye to eye with the child and this can be scary for both of them.
The dog may feel he has the right to discipline the child when that child tries to take their food, or a toy, or if the child plays to rough with them.
That is why training children and puppies (soon to be dog), is so very important, this ensures the safety and happiness of both, Children, and Dogs.
Teaching You Children
Children will learn to respect living things and to take part in the responsibility, with your guidance. They should learn, like humans, puppy's also have needs.
Children should be taught to take an active part, sharing the responsibility of the exercise, feeding, cleaning and care, with close supervision.
Grooming is also a good way to create bonds between children and puppies.
A word of caution to all families with small children. Children are known to "love a puppy to death" squeezing or hugging the animal could be irritating or even painful.
Children Should Never Tease A Puppy
Some children will tease and taunt the puppy while is resting or eating, teach them how to gently stroke and handle the puppy, parental supervision and guidance is a must.
Behavior patterns are set early on, your puppy will be learning how to respect and trust you and family members.
Provide them with proper care, a fair share of attention and your children and dogs (or dog) will be wonderful companions for many years to come.
Bringing Home The New Puppy
Bringing a new puppy to the family and home can be wonderful.
There are however some things to consider....