Taking a dog for his child: what changes according to the age of the child
With toddlers, constant vigilance
Animals are a source of astonishment and discovery for young children. This dog who moves, barks, seeks their caresses, fascinates them more than their sophisticated toys. But they are not able to spot the limits they should not cross, to know if they are annoying dog and act accordingly.
"The dog communicates by attitudes, leading ports, intonations, a greater or less opening of the pupil "explains Jean-Luc Vuillemonot, representative of AFIRAC (French Association for Information and Research on the pet). Toddlers are not able to interpret these signals. Adult mediation is essential. Before the age of ten, care must be taken not to leave a child alone with the animal.
Between six and thirteen, give them a role
It is important to teach children the respect of their children dog : we do not pull his ears, we do not remove his bowl while he is eating ... Similarly, they must appeal to you in certain situations: if the dog take a toy in his mouth, it is not necessary that they seek to recover it by themselves ...
Little by little, the children are able to take care of their animal. "Between eight and thirteen, they show true availability, notes Véronique Ozanne, psychologist and behaviorist. They like to participate in theeducation of dogif their parents have just adopted a". Their interest tends to relax later, towards adolescence, when the time comes from friends ...
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