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What Dog Should I Get For My Child

If you already have children and you want to have that white picket fence dream, and have a dog involved, you really want to look at what life you have. Is somebody a triathlon athlete? Is everybody behind a desk when they get home from work? We really want to look at our lifestyle. Do we want the dog just to enhance our child's life? We want to see exactly what we want, so that we can look at the specific dog. And I'm not talking breed. It doesn't matter what breed you have.

What to Look For in a Dog

The ideal energy of a dog is just below yours. If you get a dog with an energy below yours, it's much easier to control. But if you're a triathlete, and you get a corgi, that's low energy, and you get angry because it can't keep up with you on a ten mile run, then we haven't done our due diligence. But if we get a cattle dog, and we work at home behind the desk and we get angry because the dog is now herding the children around, and nipping at their heels, we haven't done our due diligence. So we want to take the time to find the right ... Read more

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At some point, your family may contemplate getting a dog.  Parents may have had dogs in the past and enjoy the companionship.  Children may love the idea of... read more
Linn Boyke, a professional dog trainer, talks about preparing your dog for the arrival of a new baby
Shari Simpson, Parenting Blogger... read more
girl with a kitten
For a number of years, now, we have had outdoor cats living on our property of six acres, out in the country.  With chickens, ducks, goats, pigs, turkeys, rabbits,... read more
When I found myself on the street wailing at my puppy as she lunged at passersby in order to greet them and adore them, “but you don’t even know those people... read more
It’s National Adopt-A-Dog month, which makes it a great time to look at the ways dogs can add to the family. read more
When I told colleagues, friends and family that we were getting a puppy, they all said I was crazy.
Linn Boyke, Professional Dog Behaviorist, shares advice for parents on how to get your dog accustomed to being walked while bringing your baby along in a stroller
Linn Boyke, a professional dog behaviorist, talks about training your dog to be comfortable in a crate
Linn Boyke, a professional dog trainer, talks about teaching kids to safely interact with dogs
Linn Boyke, Professional Dog Behaviorist, shares advice for parents on how to choose the right breed of dog that suits your family's energy and needs
Linn Boyke, Professional Dog Behaviorist, shares advice on the best methods for training your dog to stop barking
Linn Boyke, a professional dog behaviorist, explains why dogs bark at noises and how to help them quiet down
Linn Boyke, Professional Dog Behaviorist, offers his tips for the most important type of training to do with your dog before a baby arrives
Linn Boyke, a professional dog behaviorist, explains why new parents should consider dog behavior training as part of their preparation for a new baby
Shiva Rose, Writer, Blogger and Activist, shares advice on how to naturally get rid of the fleas in your home without using any toxic chemicals
GiGi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, shares advice for parents on how to choose the safest and greenest products for your pets and which products should... read more
Learn about: Death of a pet from Juli Schneiderman,...
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on what factors are important to consider when choosing the right pet for your family
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on what they can do to help safety proof their home for young children and pets
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, discusses how to properly teach young kids how to interact with family pets and why it is important for both the safety of your children... read more
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on the importance of choosing a carpet and carpet cleaning products that are safe for your kids and pets
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice on how to get your pet ready and adjusted before the arrival of a new baby into the family and examined to be sure it is... read more
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, breaks down the costs of owning a family pet and the importance of accounting and budgeting for a pet before purchasing one
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, explains whether or not any scientific studies can prove whether an animal can sense pregnancy and the reported behavior of dogs by... read more
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on whether or not it is recommended to allow pets to sleep with their kids
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on how they can tell whether they should trust their your pet around your young kids and what kind of body... read more
Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on how to help their children transition and grieve after the death of a family pet
Rona Renner, RN Parent Educator, shares advice for parents on how owning a family pet can have great benefits for your children's development
Parenting expert Aaliyah Noble shares advice on how to deal with the death of a family pet and how to explain the death to your children

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