They have a wonderful home in Addison, two beautiful young children and only one thing missing – a dog. She grew up with a dog and knows the pleasure of living with a dog. However, a dog is a new idea for him and he worries about how the dog will interact with the children. The key to dogs living with children is training – for the dog and the children.
It’s a good idea to teach children not to pull the dog’s hair, ears or poke the dog in the eyes. With these kinds of behavior, some dogs will respond in self-defense. Some dogs are so wonderful with children that the kids can climb all over the dog, pull its hair, tail and ears and the dog will submit to the punishment patiently. Still, it’s a good idea to teach toddlers not to do things like this to the dog.
On the other hand, there’s no question that you should bring a dog for training when you introduce the dog to your children in your Addison home. Even if you don’t have children, it’s a great idea.
There’s just no way around it; living with a well-trained dog is an entirely difference experience when compared to living with a dog that isn’t trained. That idea is to the tenth power when you have children.
With a well-trained dog, you’ll know the dog won’t nip, bite or scratch the little ones. What’s more, your children will have live-in protector to defend them from outside threats.
Look at it another way: teaching your toddlers to work with the dog will also serve as a learning experience for your children. They’ll build confidence as they discover their ability, with experience, to command a dog that may be significantly bigger than they are.
With dog training, you also won’t have to worry about your dog hurting some of the kids in your neighborhood. That’s true even if the local tykes stick their fingers through the fence by your dog. Or, if you’re taking your dog for a walk, you won’t have to worry about the dog jumping up on an Addison neighbor, whether that neighbor is the little elderly woman down the block or the 5-year old next door.
Bringing a dog into your Addison home to join your family is a wonderful idea. But, don’t forget the dog training. It will make a world of difference in your experience with your dog and your dog will appreciate it, too.