Colleen Pelar, author of Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind, calls herself ‘America’s Kids and Canines Coach.’ She… says it’s important to teach kids how to interact with dogs they’re interested in, as childish excitement could be interpreted as a threat by inexperienced dogs. Good kids and good dogs will have miscommunications every day. But by teaching children and dogs how to interact with one another, we lay the groundwork for happy, healthy relationships between them. Pelar offers these 3 steps to help your child practice meeting a variety of dogs.
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