When a dog backs away, disengages with or even growls (or worse, bites) at a child, that dog is saying the child has done something the dog does not like.
More than 4 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and about 20% of those people are kids. Often I see dogs fearful of children because kids simply do not always know how to be the best dog friend, although they love their dog. Kids (and parents) don’t know how dogs communicate, how to interact appropriately, and how to be responsible for their dog.
That is why I think education is so important and why I have developed classes and community programs to make learning how to be a dog Super Hero fun for kids, parents and dogs. It is not only about bite prevention.
My ‘My Dog’s Super Hero’ is a series of three, one hour parent/child classes taught in an engaging way with a demonstration dog, activities and pictures to help that relationship between children and dogs succeed.
It is for kids ages 6 to 10.
October 18, 25, and November 1
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Blue Ash Recreation Center
For more information and to register, please click this link.