Dogs Like Kids They Feel Safe With (Ask the Dog, Part 2)
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Dogs Like Kids They Feel Safe With (Ask the Dog, Part 2)

In honor of this year’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, I’ve got a post for each day!  Dog bites are almost entirely preventable – especially bites to children.  What will YOU do this week to prevent a dog bite? Continuing the theme of kids and dogs meeting in public, I have a short film to share. …

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Helping Toddlers Not Be Magnetized to Dogs (Part 3)

Let’s Recap – Why Is It Important NOT to Magnetize Babies and Toddlers to Dogs? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page (see previous posts on Magnetizing here and here)… My concerns with “magnetizing” babies and young children to dogs are:The Curse of a Good Dog — even if your dog is perfectly tolerant…

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Get Magnetized to Dogs
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Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Get Magnetized to Dogs

What Does it Mean to Be “Magnetized?” I use the term, “magnetized,” to refer to how babies end up where they CANNOT stay away from dogs.  I’m sure you’ve seen it — the kids who make a beeline for dogs in the park or who are always messing with their own dog or wanting to…

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Does Your Baby “Love” Dogs?

               Well, I guess that depends on how you define the word, “love,” doesn’t it? Just to make sure we’re talking about the same thing, here are a couple of competing definitions:Unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of the otherStrong predilection, enthusiasm or liking for anythingFor example, I love crab, meaning that I love the…