Kids' Activity Page - Spring/Summer 2021

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.

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The "What Pup Am I?" Game



Easy Skills to Teach Your Dog 

Learning Names of Objects



Colouring Contest


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The "What Pup Am I?" Game


See the pictures of dogs belonging to some of our RDOC members. Their puppy photos are on the right, and their grown-up dog photos are on the left.

Can you match up the puppy pictures with the grown-up dog pictures?



(answers are further down the page)



 Find the RDOC Kids & Pups Newsletters here.



Easy Skills to Teach Your Dog - Learning Names of Objects

"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!"



Bet you didn't know you can teach your dog the names of things like ball, bone, leash, etc. It's amazing what your smart dog can learn. Ask an adult friend to read the article "Tricks #14 - Teach Your Dog to Learn Names" with you. The two of you will have lots of fun teaching your dog this very useful trick. Your friends will think your dog is so smart when you tell him to get a particular toy, and he gets the right one.











Colouring Contest


TIP:  We love to meet you, but please remember to ask our owners first.
They know us well and can tell you the best way
to meet us.

Dogs have their own way of meeting new people. They use their sense of smell to understand who and what you are. Sometimes they need a little time to feel comfortable around you.




We would love to hear from you!

Click here and print out the picture above. 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.    


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.






Dogs are Special


Bouvier des Flandres

According to the article “Bouvier des Flandres” these dogs are amazing. They make great farm dogs, service dogs, police dogs, guard dogs and most importantly, family dogs. They weigh between 70 to 100 lbs. (32 to 45 kg), are between 24 to 28 inches (60 to 71 cm) tall, and live 10 to 12 years. These pups are very intelligent, affectionate, playful, and love people, especially kids.

They have lots of energy. You need to keep them busy, otherwise they will find things to do that you may not like. They love competing in obedience, agility and herding competitions. Life is never boring with a Bouvier around.  

The article points out that “Because of his assertive personality, this breed is not recommended for first-time dog owners”, which means that they will try their very best to train you instead of you training them. The American Kennel Club (AKC) agrees. In the article “Bouvier des Flandres” the AKC describes Bouviers as a wonderful breed, but points out that they are strong willed so they need lots of training and exercise, and you have to make sure they are well socialized from an early age. Luckily these pups love to learn and are easy to train. You just have to keep up the training.








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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