Always good info this time of year.
Walking your dog to the school bus stop can be a great training experience. It can provide socialization, exercise and fun but be sure to use good judgment. Always make new experiences fun for your dog with wonderful rewards and lots of praise.
Being close to active children may be too difficult for your pup so take those baby steps and perhaps work with him across the street. When your dog is consistently responding to his name move a little closer to the group. It’s important to work at your dog’s comfort level.
- Your dog will probably be very excited so manage the jumping: Stand on the leash if appropriate and/or hold the side of the collar with your fingers pointing to the ground.
- Only allow one child to approach your dog at a time.
- Stand between the child and the dog for better control.
- The child must be calm…
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