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Childproofing Your Dog: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children in Your Life

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Master dog trainer and author of Good Owners, Great Dogs Brian Kilcommons shows readers how to encourage children and dogs to be perfect companions, in a comprehensive manual that demonstrates how to train an older dog to acept an infant, choose the right breed, and more.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Grand Central Publishing
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Mar 16, 2015 Meghan rated it liked it
This is a decent book for a certain subset of people.

Namely, if you don't know crap about dogs, and you have no idea how to teach your children to be safe around them (I know there are people like this out there.. I'm related to a few of them), this book will teach you how to keep your children safe around dogs. Some nice pics for reading dog body language, too, so your inappropriately friendly child won't run at a fearful or aggressive dog .. and get bitten.

For most dog-savvy families, though,
Jul 06, 2016 Jen rated it it was amazing
Another brief but good book by two excellent authors.
Apr 21, 2009 Laura rated it liked it
A very quick and basic guide to keeping a safe home with a dog and a child. Some of the advice is very obvious (don't give your dog a baby doll to play tug of war with and then get upset when it mauls your baby) and some of it is slightly more informative, like bumping into the dog and taking away his/her food to check the way he or she is probably going to react to a baby. I didn't feel like it was all that eye-opening, but it's worth the read for first-time parents and pet owners.
Jul 13, 2008 Laura rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction, july2008, baby
This could be helpful to someone who has never had a dog and knows nothing about dogs. Maybe. This contained common sense points, things that aren't even child-specific in my opinion, but good suggestions otherwise. There's not a lot of actual advise, and often times defaults to "seek professional help" for anything that might be a behavioral problem. There are much better sources of info out there, and I'd suggest skipping this one.
Apr 27, 2012 britt_brooke rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, parenting
I read this book during one singular bubble bath, that's how short it is. While it did raise some great points - ones that I will take to heart - you can find every bit of this information one the web. For free.
Mar 31, 2007 Debbie rated it liked it
A quick and easy read with helpful information. I plan to refer to the suggestions in this book when our first baby arrives (and grows through childhood).
Jul 07, 2009 Carey rated it liked it
Great book for families with a pregnant Mommy, infant, and/or toddler. Easy to read and helpful.
Mar 24, 2007 diana rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Expecting parents who have dogs
I've read this book several times over, but I'm still referring to it.
Sep 25, 2012 Drue rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Pretty basic knowledge
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