Today here at freeDOGm we are explaining the importance of training children with dogs. It is reported that there is an estimated 800,000 injuries a year due to dog bites, with over half of those injuries to children ages 5-9 years old. Many people relate those injuries to aggressive dogs, but the truth is that it pertains more to supervision and proper training.
According to Author Robert Bennett; “The problem is no one has taught parents what they should be watching for. Parents generally have not received any education on what constitutes good dog body language and what constitutes an emergency between the dog and the child. Parents generally have no understanding of the predictable series of canine body cues that would indicate a dog might bite. And complicating matters further, most parents get confused by the good intentions of the child and fail to see when a dog is exhibiting signs of stress.”
We have included this nice info-graphic to learn more about how to train and supervise dogs with children. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.