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Children and Dogs

Children and Dogs

Children and Dogs

Here’s what you need to know about children and dogs. Don’t just take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children.  Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years.

Also be very careful with puppies and small children, often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pup with a very affectionate cuddle.

Small children often drop puppies, the results can be quite serious.

Please don’t forget small puppies get exhausted very quickly so please ensure very short play time and plenty of rest for your puppy.

 

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Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.

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