Kids Activity Page - Summer 2018


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 child safety 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!





An Easy Trick to Teach Your Dog


"Which Hand?"



Puzzle: Word Find

image: word jumble


See how many hidden words you can find!



Colouring Pages Contest


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An Easy Trick to Teach Your Dog 

Teach your dog to show you which hand holds the treat:


This hand?

                 Which hand?  This one??

Definitely this hand!

                  No, it's definitely this one!

Which Hand? 

This is a fun trick to teach your dog. Your friends will be very impressed how smart your dog is. I taught this trick to my lab. Everybody thought he was so clever.  Julie M.  image:  smiley face

Put a treat in one hand, show your dog, and then close both of your hands, making two fists. Hold your fists in front of you, about six inches apart and say "Which one?"

Your dog will try to pry at your fists with his mouth to find the treat, but don't open your hands. Wait until he tries to use his paw (he will if you wait long enough), let him touch the correct hand and then give him the treat.

TIP: "If you have tried this several times, but your dog still won't use his paws to touch your hand, let him use his mouth to point out the correct hand. It'll be just as good and your audience will love the trick just as much."

Trick courtesy


Note: Morgan, the dog in the photos, was taught to never paw at our hands when she was a puppy, because it can be sore, so we ended the trick here. Jill S.  image:  smiley face




Puzzle - Word Find


word find puzzle

Let's see how many of these words you can find.

They read up and down, left to right, right to left, and corner to corner:


dog   stick   lamb   meat  lab

tick   tail   bite   nails   bark

poodle   walk   kennel  jumping  setter

dalmation   games   lead   icecream   

pet   kitten   ball   sleep   legs   bowl      

pug   train   toes   name   run     


Did you find them all?    Well done!   image:  smiley face






Colouring Pages Contest

TIP:  It is very important to take your pet to a veterinarian for regular checkups. You go to your doctor to make sure you are healthy, and so should your dog. Don't forget dental checkups, grooming and nail clipping.


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.    image:  smiley face

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 add a dog to their family.


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 frequently have many different types of animals, both large and small.



These small pets attract cats and dogs;
cats and dogs can kill them;
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

"Get dog smart with Diggity the Dog! Diggity the Dog’s story encompasses the number one cure for the dog bite epidemic. The story takes children on a fun walk through the neighborhood. Along the way, children encounter a whole lot of dogs in different situations. Diggity tells the "do's" and "don'ts" - right from the doggie's mouth."

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.
Here is a link to teaching tricks:





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