It is in my opinion better to “train” the kids to leave the dog alone.
Then the dog to force something with children to have.
First of all, it is not bad that children in a protected environment learn that not all dogs are attentive.
And secondly the outcome of a relapse is almost always that a child is bitten.Dogs have something to do with those racing screaming busy children’s puppies or not.
If you get yourself a child it is often different because they grow up with the baby.Which in the beginning cannot and does very much.
But to dogs like “layman” (not offensive intended) to learn to go with children I would not do myself.
In my opinion you ask the wrong question.
How do I teach my children appropriate behaviour towards my dog?
What has to happen is that you help your dog to suffer as little as possible from the children.You can’t teach the dog. You bring your children. This includes the 10 golden rules :
- Never embrace a strange dog.
- Never pet a dog without first asking his boss if this is allowed.
- Do not afrennen on a dog or run hard for a dog away.
- Do not stare at a dog.
- Do not lie on or under a dog.
- Never disturb a dog while eating or sleeping.
- Stay out of the dog basket.
- Never pet a dog on his head, but only under the chin.
- No Stoei or Trek games with a dog do.
- Dogs belong on the ground and not on the couch.
If you have taken a dog in the house that is NOT used to children then you really have to take the dog in protection against the children.The dog has only limited resources to indicate its boundaries:
1.Looking away or running away (flights)
So you have to see to prevent your dog from feeling the need to use these resources.It is therefore important that your children learn to respect the personal space of the dog and leave the initiative to contact the dog. You may be able to promote this initiative from the dog by contacting the children > to make < fun in a quiet way. For example, by letting the children eat the dog daily, giving snacks, and rewarding every initiative of the dog exude (but quietly).
It is also very important to know the body language of the dog.Once you find that the dog is starting to withdraw, grab in. Get the dog active from the situation she wants to leave. Also make the children clear why you do that.
I have a busy daughter and when our Rottweiler was a puppy I learned the children the command “Freeze”.
When I said Freeze, the children had to turn the back to the dog and crossed their arms in front of their chest.This was needed in my case because our puppy was also very busy and responded to our daughter with ADHD. Every time one of the two got too touted I called “Freeze command”. Then my daughter changed into a statue and then the dog was also quiet. After a while, the dog also listened to that command. Advantage of this approach is on the one hand that by turning the back the child makes clear no threat to the dog, and in a tense situation this attitude ensures that the child is the least vulnerable. After all, the dog cannot bite vital parts. A well-executed Freeze was the first to have the dog and secondly the child a reward.
It is up to you as a parent AND owner to ensure that both live together harmoniously.In addition, it is good to remember that like people, not all dogs can be well-pressed, or against screaming. That not everyone is crazy about small children or wild games. So don’t be angry or frustrated when the dog’s little ones go away. As the children grow older, the dog’s attitude towards the children also changes.
And with a lot of patience, wit and love, it is usually quite good.
A lot of success!