The Best Pet Dog For Kids
The best pet dog for kids is one of a tolerant nature. Kids are in the learning process of conducting themselves in the presence of others which includes dogs as well as humans. Dogs have their own personalities regardless of dog breed and are as different as every human is different from another. Dog breeds do possess specific traits bred into the lineage depending on the demands made of the breed but every dog is an individual.
When choosing a pet dog for kids, examine the animal for signs of an aggressive nature, nervousness, discomfort, or fear. Aggressive natures might perceive a child’s behavior as a challenge to the dog’s perception of its own rank which often results in unfriendly reactions between the dog and another entity. Nervousness may indicate a dog reacts before it even has time to think if the child is a threat, sometimes inappropriately. Discomfort in a dog may lead to it taking actions to eliminate what is discomforting it. And fear though it often promotes an avoidance response can also lead to conflict as children may not know to leave the dog alone and might force a fight response.
Make sure that parents teach the child respectful, kind handling of the pet dog to eliminate behaviors done in ignorance that might provoke the dog such as poking its eyes, pulling its ears, playing fingers in a mouth of sharp teeth, messing with the dog who is eating, or hurting the dog in any way unintentionally.
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