Kids & Dogs
If adults aren’t very good at reading dog body language, you can bet kids are even worse!
In the US especially, our culture has fostered an attitude that all dogs in public should be approachable and open to interaction with strangers, but of course this isn’t the case! This results in kids being very physically affectionate and forward with dogs – even dogs they don’t know. Many dogs are not to keen on hugs, kisses, and small toddler screams, which can often result in bites.
How would you like it if you asked your friend to stop screaming in your ear and grabbing you, only to have them continue on and on? That’s how dogs often feel! Prevent these situations from happening by educating your children on how to read dog body language.
A great way to do this is through Good Dog in a Box’s Dog Smart Bite Prevention Card Game! This game will teach kids how to recognize calming signals and how to respect dogs’ personal boundaries.