Resources For families with dogs and babies!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Baby and Boxer battle over a sock (youtube)

Expecting our dogs to know how to play with a baby is unrealistic. Dogs play like dogs and often we do not appreicate this. Mouthing, pawing,tugging, hip bumps etc are all fair game in dog play. This dog is being very gentle in this video but this is not a safe way to encourage interaction between small children and dogs. Structured play activities without a possession involved is a much safer encounter.

1 comment:

Den Spitzhacke (GSB) said...

Have to say that this video is frightening. Playing tug of war games with dogs is a bad idea in the first place...adding an toddler to the equation? Not good.