The Dog Guardian

Kids Edition

Welcome to the Kids and Pups Dog Guardian

    We wanted to give you guys our perspective of being responsible
    around dogs, so we
    decided the Kids and Pups newsletter
    needs articles written by us dogs.

    Let us introduce ourselves. We are:

    Tango, Kit's pup;   Clara, Betty & Jenn's pup;   Daisy, Julie's pup



Links to our Newsletters: 

  • Issue #12 - 2022 - Final Edition  (pdf)    NEW!
    Looking Back at our Newsletters Over the Past Years
    Can You Name These Breeds?
  • Issue #11 - 2022  (pdf)     
    About Finnish Spitz dogs
    Daisy's Diary:  Fetch
    Do Dogs Know How You Feel?
    Dog Care Trivia Quiz
    Let's Test Your Memory Game

  • Issue #10 - 2022  (pdf)    
    About Australian Cattle Dogs  (Blue and Red Heelers)
    Daisy's Diary:  Rally Obedience
    What Is Scenting?
    Quiz - What Pet Should I Get?
    Let's Test Your Memory Game

  • Issue #9 - 2022  (pdf)    
    About Salukis
    Daisy's Diary:  Stay
    Do Puppies Have the Same Number of Teeth as Adult Dogs?
    Quiz - Which Dog Sport Should You Do With Your Dog?

    Let's Test Your Memory Game
  • Issue #8 - 2022  (pdf)   
    About Basset Hounds
    Daisy's Diary:  Leave It!
    Do Dogs Dream?
    Colouring Contest
    Let's Test Your Memory Game

  • Issue #7 - 2022  (pdf)     
    About Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
    Daisy's Diary:  Backing Up
    Can Dogs Tell Time?
    Quiz - Which Dog Breed Would You Be?
    Let's Test Your Memory Game
  • Issue #6 - 2022  (pdf)     
    About Belgian Shepherds
    Daisy's Diary:  Roll on your back
    How to get your dog used to the sound of the doorbell
    Colouring Contest:  Always have an adult present when walking a dog
    Let's Test Your Memory Game

  • Issue #5 - 2022  (pdf)     
    About Italian Greyhounds;
    Daisy's Diary:  Which Hand?
    Can Chickens and Dogs Become Good Friends?
    Colouring Contest:  Please don't disturb us when we are eating;
    Let's Test Your Memory Game
  • Issue #4 - 2022  (pdf)     
    About Gordon Setters from Scotland;
    Daisy's Diary:  Reliable recalls;
    What does your pup NOT like?;
    Colouring Contest:  Never wake a sleeping dog suddenly;
    Memory game

  • Issue #3 - 2022  (pdf)    
    About the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound;
    Daisy's Diary:  Adolescence and your puppy;
    What is your favourite toy?
    Colouring Contest:  Know where dogs live in your neighbourhood;
    Another "Let's Test Your Memory" game.

  • Issue #2 - 2022  (pdf)    
    About Drever dogs from Sweden;  
    Daisy's Diary: Daisy is learning to sit on the blanket for a longer time;
    What are microchips and do they hurt?
    Colouring Contest: Please don't put your hands between 2 dogs;  
    A new "Let's Test Your Memory" game.
  • Issue #1 - 2022  (pdf)     
    About Shiba Inu dogs;  
    Daisy's Diary: Daisy learns to Sit;  
    How Clara found her new home
    Colouring Contest: Please don't hug a dog you don't know;  
    The "Let's Test Your Memory" game.


  • Issue #12 - 2021   (pdf)
    About Schipperkes;  Daisy's Diary: Daisy learns to go to her blanket;  Fire safety and your pet; Colouring Contest: Never make loud noises around dogs; The "Let's Test Your Memory" game. 
  • Issue #11 - 2021   (pdf)
    About Whippets;  Teach "Go to a Place";  Do rabbits play like puppies?  Colouring Contest: When a dog you don't know comes close, stand like a tree or be like a rock;  The "Lost Friends" game;  Goodbye Tyler.
  • Issue #10 - 2021  (pdf)
    About Pembroke Welsh Corgis;  Teach your dog to put away his toys;  Why is it important to socialize your pup?  Colouring Contest: Always approach a dog you know slowly;  The "Unscramble" game.
  • Issue #9 - 2021   (pdf)   
    About Duck Tolling Retrievers (Tollers);  Teach your dog to jump through a hoop;  How long can you leave a puppy alone?  Guess the Safety Rule game;  Colouring Contest: Not every dog that wags its tail is friendly.
  • Issue #8 - 2021   (pdf)  
    Welcome Tango, our new co-editor;  About Vizslas;  Teach your dog to wipe his muddy paws before coming into the house;  Can your dog see colours?  Colouring Contest: Never touch a mother dog or her puppies without permission from an adult;  The Let's Pretend game.
  • Issue #7 - 2021   (pdf)   
    About Mixed Breed dogs;  Teach your dog to go to the bathroom on command;  Can you take your dog camping?  Colouring Contest: Never touch a dog that is hurt;  The "Who Are We?" game;  Goodbye Gus.
  • Issue #6 - 2021   (pdf)  
    About Dachshunds;  Teach your dog to take a bow;  What is a "buddy dog"?;  Colouring Contest: Dogs should never be left alone with a small child or baby;  A Challenge game - ask your dog to sit several times a day and count how many times he obeys.
  • Issue #5 - 2021   (pdf)  
    About Labradoodles;  Teach your dog how to crawl;  Helping dogs with hearing problems;  Colouring Contest: A dog's personal space;  A puzzle (jigsaw) game.
  • Issue #4 - 2021   (pdf)   
    About Cairn Terriers;  Teach your dog to put his hands up;  Helping dogs that have problems seeing; Colouring Contest: How to meet a dog;  The "What pup am I?" game (matchup game).
  • Issue #3 - 2021   (pdf)   
    About Great Danes;  Teach your dog to learn names;  Three Funny Facts About Dogs;  Colouring Contest: Never take away a dog's bone or toy;  The Where oh where did my treat go? game.
  • Issue #2 - 2021   (pdf)
    About Irish Setters; Teaching "Spin";  How do you solve the problem of a lonely pup?;  Colouring Contest: Meeting a new dog;  The What am I Doing? game
  • Issue #1 - 2021   (pdf)  
    About Bouviers;  Teaching "Roll over";  How old is your dog in people's years?;  Colouring Contest: Be kind to all animals;  The Picture Detective game.

    Quick link to the Issue 1 Colouring Contest picture

  • Issue #12 - 2020   (pdf)
    About Border Terriers;  Teaching "Wave";  What can you do if your dog gets sprayed by a skunk?;  Colouring Contest: Never Pull a Dog's Ears or Tail;  The What Or Who Am I? Game.
  • Issue #11 - 2020   (pdf)  
    About Bernese Mountain Dogs;  Teaching "Wait";  What does it mean if a dog has a double coat?;  Colouring Contest: Never Tease or Chase a Dog;  The Favourite Sleeping Place Game.

  • Issue #10 - 2020   (pdf)   
    About Westies (West Highland White Terriers);  Teaching "Shake a Paw";  "Talkative" dogs;  Colouring Contest: Stay Calm Around Dogs;  Story Telling: Mr. Dog Shows Some Children How to Keep Calm Around Dogs and to Use Their Indoor Voices.
  • Issue #9 - 2020   (pdf)   
    About Basenjis (the barkless dogs);  Teaching "Close The Door";  How can you help your dog keep cool in this hot summer weather?;  Story Telling: Your Pup's Visit to the Vet;  Colouring Contest: Regular Checkups at the Vet.
  • Issue #8 - 2020   (pdf)   
    About Bichon Frise dogs;  Teaching "Stand on Command";   How Can a Dog That Doesn't Bark a Lot Be Described as 'Very Talkative'?;  Fun Crafts: Make a Bear From a Cardboard Tube;  The 'Dog Treat Walk' Game.
  • Issue #7 - 2020   
    About Havanese dogs;  Teaching "Ring a bell to Go Outside";  Could Itchy Ears be Caused by Swimming in a Pond?;  Fun Crafts: Allie the Alligator;  Doggy "Simon Says" Game
  • Issue #6 - 2020    (pdf)    
    About French Bulldogs;   Teach your pup "Lay On Your Back";  What Are The Special Needs Of Senior Dogs?; Fun Crafts: Easy Dog Hand Puppets;  "Dog Puppet" Story.
  • Issue #5 - 2020    (pdf)    
    About Siberian Huskies;  Teaching "Heel";  Should You Microchip Your Dog?;  Fun Crafts: Make a Shape Puppy;  10 Questions Game. 
  • Issue #4 - 2020    (pdf)    
    About Cocker Spaniels;  Teaching "Back Up";  How to Figure Out Your Dog's Energy Level;  Fun Crafts: Dalmation Toilet Roll Dog;  The Alphabet Game.
  • Issue #3 - 2020    (pdf)    
    About German Shepherds;  Very Useful Things to Learn (teaching 'stay');  Dogs' Den Storybook  (why can dogs eat and drink things that would make humans sick?);  Colouring Contest  (always have an adult present when walking a dog);  Game (What Am I?)
  • Issue #2 - 2020    (pdf)     
    Welcome Gus, our new co-editor;  About Yorkshire Terriers;  Very Useful Things to Learn (teaching 'the emergency stop'); Dogs' Den Storybook (how to teach your dog to get along with cats);  Colouring Contest (don't bother a dog when he is eating);  Game ('Mission Impossible')
  • Issue #1 - 2020    (pdf)    
    Goodbye Morgan;  About Doberman Pinschers;  Very Useful Things to Learn (teaching 'fetch');  Dogs' Den Storybook (how much exercise does a dog need every day?);  Game (Which House?);  Colouring Contest (Never Wake a Sleeping Dog Suddenly).
  • January 2020    (pdf)   
    About Rough Collies ('Lassie Dogs');  Very Useful Things to Learn (teaching 'speak' and 'quiet');  Dogs' Den Storybook (are dog ramps or dog stairs better for my elderly dog?);  Game (Scavenger Hunt: 'Spot a Well Behaved Pup');  Colouring Contest (Doggy Maze)  

  • December 2019    (pdf)    
    About Portuguese Water Dogs (PWDs, or 'Porties');  very useful things to learn (teaching 'lie down'; Dogs' Den Storybook (why should you train your pup?);  colouring contest (never put your hands between two dogs);  game ('Doggy Bingo').
  • November 2019   (pdf)  
    About Miniature Schnauzers;  very useful things to learn (teaching 'focus');  Dogs' Den Storybook (what to do when kids shriek and run away from your pup);  colouring contest (please don't hug a strange dog); game (what's that pup?)
  • October 2019   (pdf)
    About Beagles;  very useful things to learn (teaching your pup to 'leave it');  Dogs' Den Storybook (what should we know before getting a puppy?);  colouring contest (never make loud noises around dogs, especially sleeping dogs); game (a match up game)
  • September 2019    (pdf)
    About Australian Shepherds; very useful things to learn (teaching your pup her name); Dogs' Den Storybook (why do puppies chew?); colouring contest (stand like a tree, or be like a rock); game (scavenger hunt)
  • August 2019   (pdf)
    About Dalmations; very useful things to learn ('come'); Dogs' Den Storybook (is there a right age for a child to get a dog?); colouring contest; quiz (questions and answers from this newsletter)
  • July 2019   (pdf)
    About Jack Russell Terriers; very useful things to learn (teach your pup to sit); Dogs' Den (dogs can smell things much better than kids can); colouring contest; puzzle (which object doesn't fit with the others?)
  • June 2019   (pdf)   
    About Golden Retrievers; helping with your dog (choosing toys for your dog); Dogs' Den (why are some dogs wearing doggie booties in the winter?); Teddy Bear Picnic; colouring contest; puzzle (spot the differences); photos of Larry's puppy party
  • May 2019   (pdf)
    About Poodles; helping with your dog (socializing your puppy); Dogs' Den storybook (please don't disturb your sleeping puppy); colouring contest; game (the socializing game)

  • April 2019   (pdf)
    About Labrador Retrievers; Helping with your dog (for 5 year olds); Dogs' Den storybook (not every dog that wags its tail is friendly); colouring contest; eye detective game (spot the differences between two pictures)
  • March 2019   (pdf)
    Dogs with jobs (therapy dogs); Helping with your dog (for 4 year olds); Dogs' Den storybook (review of previous articles); colouring contest; game (word puzzle)

  • February 2019   (pdf)
    Book report - "May I Pet Your Dog?" by Stephanie Calmenson; What if you can't have a dog? (about fish this time); Dogs' Den storybook (how to be safe around dogs); colouring contest; puzzle (decipher the clues to see what you need when you get a new puppy)
  • January 2019   (pdf)
    Book report - "How to Speak Dog" by Sarah Whitehead; What if you can't have a dog? (about hamsters); Dogs' Den storybook (what to do when a dog you don't know runs up to you); colouring contest; puzzle (word find)

  • December 2018  (pdf)
    Fun website -, What if you can't have a dog? (about pet rabbits); Dogs' Den storybook (be kind to all animals); colouring contest; puzzle (fill in the missing letters)
  • November 2018  (pdf)
    Fun website -
    , Indoor activities for you and your pup, and teach your dog a trick ("clean-up game"); Dogs with jobs (police dogs); Dogs' Den storybook (never pull a dog's ears and tail); Colouring contest; Games at
  • October 2018  (pdf)
    Teach your dog a trick ("take a bow"); Dogs with jobs (hearing assistance dogs); Dogs' Den storybook (dog training classes); Colouring contest (never tease or chase a dog); Quiz - questions about the stories in this newsletter.
  • September 2018  (pdf)
    Goodbye Nellie; Dogs with jobs (mobility assistance service dogs); Indoor activities for you and your pup("hide a treat" game); Teach your dog a trick ("which hand"); Dogs' Den storybook (dogs like going for walks); Colouring Contest (stay calm); Quiz - 5 questions about this newsletter
  • August 2018  (pdf)
    Dogs with jobs (guide dogs); Teach your dog a trick ("crawl"); Dogs' Den storybook (dog school, don't disturb your dog when he is eating); Colouring Contest (the vet); Quiz – 5 questions about this newsletter
  • July 2018  (pdf)
    Dogs' Den storybook (the right way to meet a dog, and the wrong way); Colouring Contest (not every dog that wags its tail is friendly); Quiz - 5 questions about the Dog's Den story book
  • June 2018  (pdf)
    Teddy Bear Picnic; Colouring Contest (don't make loud noises around dogs);  Dogs' Den story book (dogs love to play, but don't like to be teased or chased); Games (unscramble the words); Tricks ("shake hands")



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