THE FAMILY DOG - Kids and Dogs Quiz

THE FAMILY DOG - Kids and Dogs Quiz

Take our quiz to find out how much you know about raising kids and dogs together! For explanations of the answers, go to: http://www.thefamilydog.net/QUIZ_ANSWERS.html

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How should you teach your children to pet your dog:

Softly on the head
From collar to tail
By kissing and hugging the dog gently

At what age should you include your child in training your dog?

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10+
5+
As soon as they can hold a treat

What is the best way to stop your child winding your dog up?

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Teach your kids games to play with the dog
keep your dog in the crate when your child is around
Immediately shout 'NO' a the dog the second he gets over-excited

How can you work on assuring that your dog never growls or bites around his food bowl?

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Practice taking his food away EVERY mealtime
Leave him alone when he eats
Add little pieces of meat to his bowl while he is eating

What is an appropriate age for your child to walk your dog by himself?

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6+
10+
14+

What is the best way to prevent your child being bitten by your dog, a friend's dog or a strange dog?

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Teach your child not to show fear around dogs
Teach you child how to read dog body language
Only allow your childre to pet 'nice' dogs

when is the best time to separate the kids and the dog?

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Before an incident happens - as soon as you can see it is going to 'end in tears'
As the incident is happening - timing is crucial
At night time

It is OK for a child to take something away from the dog ONLY:

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When an adult is present
If the object could be dangerous to the dog
Kids should only give things to the dog, never take them away

Children can touch the dog when he is eating or sleeping ONLY:

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If the dog sees the child coming
If the child has been trained how to pet the dog properly
Children should never disturb a dog who is eating or sleeping

The only people in the family who can wrestle with the dog are:

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Family members who live IN the house
The adults who live in the house
No one

Occasionally hitting your dog will:s

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Show him that you are the pack leader
Encourage your children to hit the dog
Teach him the difference between right and wrong

It is OK for children to pick up your puppy if:

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Your child is much bigger than the puppy
Your puppy needs to be picked up and your child is the only one there to do it
It's not a good idea for children under 12 to pick up a puppy

The order of control in the house should look like this:

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Adults in charge - children and dogs follow
Adults and children in charge - dog follows
Adults and dog in charge - children follow

The best way to explain to your kids how to treat the dog is to say:

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"Make sure that you are the boss"
"Do not do ANYTHING to the dog that you wouldn't be allowed to do your friend"
"Be gentle and kind"

If the dog is mouthing a the child, his clothing or something in his hand:

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Your child should take hold of the puppy's collar and hold it tight until he stops
You should hold your puppy's mouth closed until he stops
You should remove the puppy and put him in a time out