Let’s take a look at some facts in our reality, if a parent leaves his two children alone at home, when he comes back he’ll find the house upside down, he should not leave them alone together, so that’s also about your child and your furry child (dog), except if the child and the dog are understanding each other, So as parents, we should take attention about these things, so the kids do not get bitten and the dogs do not pay for our mistakes.
First: The dog Retreats From Interactions Or Maybe Ignores The Child.
Sometimes the dog does things that contradict what the child does when the child wants to play with him, he just not interested or he rather sleeps, when the child enters the room, the dog leaves…etc Typically dogs crave interactions from the people that they are comfortable with, so the child should not insist…
Second: The Dog Growls.
Obviously, this is not a good sign: The dog is unhappy about the interaction, and he is communicating this fact very clearly.
So the problem here is that no one (parents) want their dog to growl after their child. The genuine problem is that we occasionally chastise dogs for growling. If growling is a « NO »when they’ show their emotions? A bite « without warnings ».
Third: The Dog stay away from child, yawns, or he’s in a bad mood.
This dog is attempting terribly onerous to speak however uncomfortable he’s with the foremost pacific and respectful tools he has: Calming signals. Unfortunately, this language is usually misinterpreted as « the dog doesn’t care the least bit ».
Dogs house owners World Health Organization are folks should fully perceive their dogs calming signals. In fact, all dogs owners should.
So if we see these signs, what we should do as parents and as dogs owners?
We must teach our kids how to interact with dogs. But we should always even be realistic with what we tend to expect from them. Toddlers simply cannot, for example, interact with dogs perfectly, as polite interactions are new to them! Management is hence key.
Older kids ought to be schooled calming signals so they’re able to perceive their dog, and even « speak dog »! Imagine if your kid will answer your dog’ calming signals! Of course, their relationship is currently attending to recover and better: They perceive every other!
As for dogs, they 1st got to learn that being around the child is nice and not nerve-wracking. Rewards – food or games – whenever the full family is along could be a good way for them to form the association naturally.
Never force anything on your dog, though. Nothing can be forced upon in relationships!
If you’ve got any doubts concerning your kids’ safety, please consult a dog behavior specialist to assist your family.