Summer will be here before you know it and so will the opportunity to bond with their best friend!
Bonding with their dogs requires time and patience for kids, and provides the opportunity to become best friends for all things fun.
There are many ways we can help our kids build a bond with their dogs that will last throughout their time together. The following are a few of the tips that come to mind:
- Make the decision about when your child is ready for more responsibility such as assisting with taking care of your dog’s health and safety.
- Let your kids feed your pets during the Summer. Dogs generally bond more closely to those that provide their nourishment.
- Encourage your kids to play outdoors and to take their dog along on neighborhood play dates.
- When friends come to your home to play with your kids, discourage rambunctious play in favor of games that may include your dog. Hide-n-Seek, Fetch, and Frisbee are great fun for kids and their dogs.
Beyond adolescence you’ll find your kids may take their own path in regard to spending time with their dog. Building this relationship before that time is important to cementing it for the future. Anytime a child arrives home to a loving greeting by their pet creates joy and happiness!