Dogs and Kids
Chores aren’t as tedious for kids when their fursibling is involved.
From petting to playing, your toddler wants to engage with your dog. Alyona DelaCoeur of Why Does My Dog shares tips for managing those interactions.
Dogs help improve how a family with an autistic child functions, according to a study by the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation.
I was worried our Vizsla would be upset about the change, but we’re all appreciating the personal space and more restful sleep.
The book highlights the wonderful qualities of Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs and encourages kids to be like them.
Part of the Toddlers Up Project, the study of 12-year-olds found that they also seem to get along better with their pets than with their human brothers and sisters.
Russia-based photographer Andy Seliversoff captures this joyful relationship in his new photo book.
Riggins loves his niece, nephew, and a few other select children, but I keep a close eye on him around kids as a rule.
Pedigree created this kid-friendly app to help reduce the number of dog bites, 70 percent of which happen to children.
Pete the Pit Bull mix helped the comedian, actor, and musician get ready for the human child who now shares their home. He said thank you by putting the dog on his first album cover.
My dog goes with my son to the school bus stop each morning. I began taking their picture and posting to social media — and got an outpouring of love in return.
Not all dogs are suited to be best friends with a special-needs child, but when they are, an unbreakable and life-changing bond forms between them.
The teacher at South Keller Intermediate School gets creative with fundraising efforts to help local shelters and rescues.
Most bites happen because parents don’t teach their kids how to interact with animals and owners don’t learn how to read dog body language.
Only service dogs are allowed in the park, so we took a picture of our pet and brought it instead. Flat Louie had a blast!
The East Bay SPCA’s class teaches kids about humane animal treatment, then it pairs them with shelter dogs to train, improving their chances of adoption.
Elizabeth LaBauve gives us tips on taking great pictures of kids and dogs, something she excels at on her family’s farm.
To get the best fit when adding a dog to your family, discuss these nine factors, from age and cost to size and breed.
These photos show kids and dogs playing and relaxing in safe, positive ways.
When student volunteers read to shy shelter dogs, the kids improve their reading skills and the dogs become more outgoing and adoptable.
Picture books featuring dogs are a must on your child’s bookshelf. Here are our favorites for kids up to 8 years old.
Dr. Chris Carpenter knows that being a vet is a calling, so he created a unique website that helps kids further their dreams of working with animals.
As a new mom, I’m busier than ever before, but that hasn’t broken the bond between me and my dogs.
The Bacons, who lost their 6-year-old daughter and sister in the school shooting, have published two books and are now instrumental in getting therapy dogs into other schools.
Parents must teach their kids how to properly treat animals, but unfortunately many don’t. Here are the principles that guide our family and keep our dogs safe.
Saying the final goodbye to a pet is always difficult; explaining it to a child can be equally challenging.
Bringing baby home to a house full of dogs can be a trying experience; just ask Edwards, who introduced her baby boy to her three curious dogs.
The terrier takes her little human for a drive, steering the boy’s fancy toy car while he sits back and enjoys the ride.
With just a little effort, it’s possible to find balance between caring for your “first baby” and your new human baby.
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