Kids Activity Page - Summer 2019


Hello Summer!
photo courtesy Classy Canines Dog Grooming, Ottawa


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.


Note:  Unfortunately the jumping sheep below can't be seen on the iPad because the animation is powered by Flash.

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Jumping Sheep!!

Move your cursor over the sheep and watch them jump!





This month's trick is a game


The Socialising Game




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Spot the differences



Colouring Pages Contest


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The Socialising Game


The Socializing Game  

This is a fun game, and it's easy to do. You only need an adult, a puppy and a park. Ask your Mom, or Dad, or an adult friend to go to the park with you and your pup.

See how many things from this list your pup can see, smell or meet.

But, please remember - your puppy should always be on his leash when he is outside and not in a safely fenced area.




See if you can spot the differences between the two pictures of puppies   image:  smiley face

The drawing on the left is exactly as it should be.  But the drawing on the right has a few things missing (or changed).



Spot the differences between the two pictures of puppies


There are 6 differences between the two pictures. All the changes are in the picture of the puppies on the right -





1.  One puppy now has a short little tail.

2.  One puppy now has no tail at all!

3.  One puppy has a butterfly on his head. Don't move, puppy!

4.  One puppy has a black nose - I wonder what he has been doing?

5.  The puppy on the left of this picture has porcupine quills in his nose (oh dear, they were meant to be whiskers!)

6.  The puppy on the left of this picture now has very big ears.




Colouring Pages Contest


never touch a dog that is hurt

(from "Fido. Friend or Foe?", page 11)

TIP:  Please don't touch us when we are hurt. The best way to help us when we get hurt is to call an adult. They will know how to help us.  


We would love to hear from you!

Click here and print out the picture that opens. Colour the picture carefully with pencils or crayons.

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 with your email address. We will choose a winner each month, and post the picture in our newsletter for everybody to see.    

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golden retriever with children

Get to know where all the dogs live in your neighbourhood, which ones are friendly, and which ones are not too crazy about little kids. Let an adult know if you see a strange dog without an owner visiting your neighbourhood.

(from the Fido, Friend or Foe activity book)



Healthy pets are happy pets.
Your pet is very happy that you look after him so well.






What if You Can't Have a Dog?

Not everyone can include a dog in their family. How about taking care of one of these instead?


Links to our mini articles on small pets

image: hamster in teapot


two gerbils


image:  a pet rabbit



image: two white mice

Pet Mice

Parrots & Budgies etc.


box turtle

Pet Turtles



Be sure to check out your local humane society or animal rescue when looking for a new pet.
They often have many different types of animals up for adoption, both large and small.



These small pets attract cats and dogs
Cats and dogs may hurt little creatures
Cages with tight-fitting lids keep little pets safe!







For Parents

'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





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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