If you’re choosing a dog to fit into a family with kids plan, on taking a lot of time and consideration before you bring any prospective candidate home steal yourself, once your family has made the decision to get a dog. you may be inundated with pleas for this or that unsuitable individual let your kids know that their feedback is very important to you, but that you will be making the final decision, and then don’t waver when they insist that they’ve bonded deeply with a dog who doesn’t meet your list of selection criteria above all a dog who’s going to live with children should love kids, this makes perfect sense now but will you remember this point when finding what seems to be an otherwise perfect dog at the shelter and the dog seems a little shy or seems to prefer you to your kids.
If the dog is meant to be a companion to the kids or if you have a child who absolutely loves dogs and is drawn to them at every turn you’re setting your family up for disaster, if you bring home a dog avoids your kids or who passes them by in order to greet you for the best chance of success,
what you really want is a dog who passes by you in order to happily enthusiastically greet your kids’ children’s voices should make this dog sit up in interest and she should be not just tolerant but she should seem to really enjoy being petted and hugged and belly rubbed by your kids.
Look for a dog whose face softens when she sees a kid with relaxed ears soft or smiley lips and soft squinty eyes if she wants to lick your child that’s great but if her gaze is on everything but the kids or if she stares at children with a hard or intent look don’t consider her for another second kids are especially vulnerable to being bitten by dogs young children are more commonly bitten than any other age group young children, are also bitten more seriously than other people and the bites often occur in the face most dogs give a lot of warning signals before they bite, but children especially small children are less likely to notice and take heed of these signals it’s just not fair or safe to bring home a dog who’s uncomfortable with kids it’s far less likely to happen with a dog who shows
every sign of being willing and eager to be subjected to your child’s attention and even a bit of accidental abuse this guideline should be followed even if you’re adopting a puppy looking for a confident friendly pup who’s drawn to your kids like a magnet and yet is gentle and accepting when your child pushes her away avoid both a very shy pup or one who seems intent on knocking your child to the ground, or who makes your toddler cry with his enthusiastic licking or puppy biting if the puppy traumatizes your child it will be much harder for them to bond by following these tips you’ll be sure to find the perfect family dog.