Dogs can be temperamental creatures. They can snip at people that touch them the wrong way, growl at innocent strangers and pee in god knows where. Some dogs even hate children no matter how well behaved they are! Before bringing Fido home to your kiddos make sure your dog possesses the following qualities:
A dog with a lot of energy is fun for little ones. Your child and dog can run after each other all day long and neither will tire out! Generally older dogs, or lazy breeds will become irritable from an over excessive amount of playtime. Be cautious while choosing.
Kids will plop all over your pup. Small children tend to have no awareness of their strength and can be rough on dogs. Make sure you get a dog that can take it without biting back.
It’s important your dog is intelligent in order to learn the rules of the household. “No” should always mean “nod!”. It’s important for the safety of your child and the overall happiness of the household.
Just like a friend, choose a dog that has a warm and pleasant demeanor. You wouldn’t live with an angry, skittish, loner human! So don’t live with an angry dog! Choose a dog that possess happy qualities and have a happy home!
Now go out there and find that perfect pooch for you! I’m sure your kid will love it and you even more!
We love these adorable puppies meeting baby animals: