Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dogs & Children Part 1: Not reading the signs

Hooman is very passionate about training children to approach and treat dogs correctly, and recently has started to get somewhat distressed by a lot of "cute" pictures on social media of children draped across dogs, when clearly the dog is not comfortable with the situation.  It breaks her heart that these dogs are not being "read" correctly and this is how bites happen, a large number of times being completely the fault of the Hoomans.

She will be doing a couple of posts about reading body language, how to teach children to approach and interact with dogs, plus one about teaching children to get over a fear of dogs, but this was a poster she saw some time ago, which illustrates the point very succinctly.

More to come....

Dogs & Children Part 2: Teaching children to interact with dogs
Dogs & Children Part 3: Top 10 Safety Tips
Dogs & Children Part 4: 6 ways to help a child with a fear of dogs


  1. You have hit on one of my "pet" peeves! parents think it is cute and then when the dog reacts to protect itself, it winds up at the shelter. It makes me crazy!

  2. Well done with your educational post. :-) x x x

  3. Good post!! One of my pet peeves too!!

  4. Excellent. A pet peeve of mine. Thanks so much for joining the hop. I am going to share this on my personal FB page. :)

  5. Thank you for joining the blog hop.

    I'm 100% in agreement with your hooman! This is so dangerous and I don't understand why people think this acceptable. I've even seen these 'cute' pictures posted by people I expect to know better.

    Of course then once the child gets bit, it is the dog who suffers. It really ticks me off. I'm sharing this on my Facebook page, thank you!!