This page is for all you kids who are interested in learning about dogs, how to help look after your own pet dog, and how to be safe around dogs.
Have fun and enjoy the activities. There is a lot to learn. Please keep coming back. We will put something new on this page regularly.
Parents: There is a lot of information on keeping children safe around dogs, in the links at the bottom of this page.
The "Favourite Sleeping Place" Game
love my doggy bed. Woofie! Woof!
Can you help me unscramble their answers please? Thanks. Gus.
My friend Rosie piglet said she sleeps in a PGI TSY.
Callie fish sleeps in his FSHI WOBL.
Hallie bird likes to sleep in her NSTE.
Remi fox likes her FXO END.
Harvey chicken prefers her CKHINEC CPOO.
Molly cow tells me her BNRA is very cozy.
Buzzie bee likes her EEB HVEI.
Maggie horse likes her TALBSE.
Last, but not least, Woollie sheep sleeps in her PNE.
(the answers are further down the page)
Easy Skills to Teach Your Dog - Take a Bow
"Tricks are fun! Tricks, like games, keep your dog alert and energetic.They give your dog a chance to play. Tricks give you and your dog time to be together.
Tricks help your dog to 'learn how to learn'. If they can learn tricks, then they can learn obedience and good behavior. Go ahead ... have some fun and teach your dog some tricks!"
Teaching "Take a bow"
Method 1: When you see your dog take a big stretch, with his head down low, say, "Take a bow." Every time he wakes up and stretches, say, "Take a bow." Someday you will say, "Take a bow." and your dog will take a big stretch, but it will look like he is bowing. As soon as he is finished, give him the treat.
TIP: Tricks like this work because you put words with something your dog does. It may take some dogs longer than others to figure this one out. Some dogs learn it in a week and some take years ... yes, years! But one day you will say, "Take a bow," and maybe, just maybe, your dog will take a bow.
Method 2: With your dog in a stand position, take a treat and hold it near the floor, under his nose. As your dog reaches down to get it (he may try to lie down), slip your hand under his belly to hold his rear end up. Hold him in that position and say, "Take a bow." Keep the treat right by his nose, but don't feed him. Stay there for just a second, release him, and then feed the treat.
TIP: If you feed your dog the treat while he is in the bowing position, in the future he won't bow until he sees the treat in your hand. If he learns that the treat comes later, he'll be willing to perform for you without it right there all the time."
Courtesy of the Love your dog website
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Then tell us why your pet is special, and what rules you have in your house to make your pet safe.
Scan or take a photo of the finished picture and send it to us at email@example.com with your email address. We will choose a winner each month, and post the picture in our newsletter for everybody to see.
Healthy pets are happy pets.
Dogs are Special
'Fido, Friend or Foe?' activity book
The purpose of this activity book is to teach children how to act responsibly and safely around dogs. It can be used as a starting point to talk to children about bite prevention.
The Blue Dog
The Safe Kids/ Safe Dogs Project
Little Liam was fatally bitten by his family's own beloved dog. This site is full of information for parents and caregivers - such as dog body language; dog stress signals; signs of anxiety; why dogs bite; Be a Tree, and more. Well illustrated.
Dr. Sophia Yin's website: dog body language of fear and anxiety; how to greet, and not to greet a dog; also training tips and much more.
"Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world.”
This wonderful website helps kids learn about the amazing world of science by enjoying the “fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects."
Woof! It's a dog's life. Tips and training help from "Uncle Matty"
Poppy is a pit bull puppy and he has his own website where you can read about his adventures, learn about him and other puppies and dogs like him, or simply hang out and play some games.
Photo courtesy of Natalie Heath www.heathphoto.ca
Be A Tree program: The information on our Education - Dog Bite Prevention page was compiled by Doggone Safe -
visit their website for more information on the Be A Tree program.
The people at the Love your dog website have very generously allowed us to reproduce some of their articles. Please visit them, there is lots to enjoy there.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has more information, on training, dog breeds, games to play with your dog etc. Click on Search at the top of the page.
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