At last! A kids-and-dogs book for parents written by someone who "gets it."
This is a wonderful book. Useful, useful, useful informationall the main points in an extremely easy-to-read style. As a trainer and a mom, Colleen sees the full picture." Dr. Ian Dunbar
Living with Kids and Dogs . . . Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, covers more than introducing a baby to the family dog. It has chapters devoted to each stage of a childs life with parental pointers for setting their family up for success while raising kids and dogs together.
~ Parenting books say control your dog; dog-training books say control your kids. The reality is far more complex and goes way beyond placing blame on either children or dogs for being who they are. ~
Living with Kids & Dogs . . . Without Losing Your Mind 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 is getting worried about normal kid activity Identify serious behavior problems before someone gets hurt Provide specific help for managing the interactions with dogs through each stage of your kids lives from infancy through the teen years Prevent your child from becoming part of a growing statisticchildren who have been bitten by a dog.