Many of our clients want to include their children in the training process with the family dog. In most cases this can be a great learning experience for both the dog and the kids. Having a dog is often a great tool to create a sense of responsibility and commitment with our kids.
Even though these are all great and wonderful things, we need to be careful when allowing our kids to engage in the dog training process. Sometimes the situation just doesn’t warrant allowing them to directly work with the family dog. These issues normally focus around safety concerns that you can proactively correct.
Robin and I have written a great dog training and family safety article titled “Should I Allow My Kids to Train Our Dog” that will give you come great insights into this situation. Please take the time and read it before you have your kids start training your dog.