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Living with Kids and Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind: A Parent's Guide to Controlling the Chaos
Provides busy parents with simple, realistic advice to help ensure that the relationship between their kids and their dog is safe and enjoyable for all. You will learn how to help your child and dog develop a strong relationship, built on trust and cooperation; set your family up for success with a minimum of effort; recognize canine stress signals and know when your dog i ...more
Paperback, 163 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by C&r Publishing
(first published August 15th 2005)
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If you’ve ever had your dog do something to your child that scared you, or had your child do something to your dog that made you wonder about a cruel streak, or both, this book is for you. Paraphrasing the author, most dog books say, “control your kid!” and most parenting books say, “control your dog!” In reality, “good kids and good dogs can get in trouble because of miscommunication” – Fluffy may well be doing what she was bred to do, and Johnny is just being age-appropriate, but it’s our job ...more
This book wasn't quite as detailed as I wanted it to be, but it was a good starter resource. It has a lot of practical information on how to monitor and encourage the relationship between babies/kids and dogs and the list of additional resources at the back of the book is great. I do wish it had a little more information about training specific skills.