Teaching Children How To Behave Around Dogs.
With dog bite incidences involving kids always in the news and so many dogs sadly, being euthanized as a result of biting, I thought to aid parents in teaching children how to behave around dogs by creating this fun and educational, “Being Friends with Dogs” poster for children.
This poster is designed to teach young children how to make friends and stay safe around dogs by understanding dog body language and vocalizations. So many dog bites can be prevented simply be teaching kids how to behave appropriately around dogs.
The Being Friends with Dogs poster is designed for parents and teachers to use as a teaching aid and kids can also enjoy colouring in some of the images.
Please if possible print it on 100% recycled paper
Some tips for Parents and Teachers –
Encourage role play; e.g kids (and adults) can take turns being the dog and the child approaching the dog. Get the child who is acting out the dog to show different dog behaviours; e.g scared, angry, happy etc..
When you are around dogs, be it at a park, at home, or in a friends house, ask your children to observe different dogs and to tell you what they believe the dog is feeling.
Practice is important too. Arrange to meet with a gentle, friendly dog and get your children to practice approaching and interacting with the dog appropriately.
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