Dogs and Kids Articles
According to a 1994 study by Mathews and Lattal approximately one million dog bites occur every year in the United States – according to the study 60-70% of those involve children, boys are bitten more often than girls and a third of the dogs that attack children are owned by the family.
I get many emails from people who own dogs and are about to add a baby to their family. These people love their dogs but want to make sure that the dog learns to accept the presence of a new member to the family. They ask what issues need to be considered to keep their new baby safe.
Many dogs do learn to live with babies (some cannot). This article will give you a few ideas to think about with your dog and your new baby.
WARNING: Graphic dog bite photos.
This is a compilation of photos and emails of people who've been bitten by dogs. The majority of them were bitten by their own dogs. Takes this page as lessons to learn. A dog bite is a serious injury.
I am providing this page to help new visitors to my web site find where to go to learn more about dogs getting along with kids. Our website is over 5,000 pages and has a list of over 300 training articles. Our web discussion board has over 70,000 posts in its archives and can be a great source of information.
One of the most common questions we get with new dog owners concerns how to get their puppy to interact with their small children. Here is a typical question that came in from my free management course.