Instead of writing about it when there are other great articles out there by trainers I respect, I wanted to share this link. Here is a great write-up on it from Karen Pryor’s blog.
Did your family add a new family pet to your home this season? You have just created a wonderful opportunity for teaching responsibility to your children. So, how will you encourage your kids to keep their word about doing their part to care for their new friend?
One way is to download this activity chart and fill it in each day. Then be sure to let your kids know what a great job they did when they complete their activities.
It is so tempting, I know. Christmas is coming up and what a Hallmark moment it is to see a child or significant other tear off the wrapping to find a wiggling little puppy underneath. However, as an animal lover and positive reinforcement dog trainer, I want to give you some thoughts before you make your purchase.