Rules of Dog Safety for Kids

We need to clear off many of the cutsie crap on the refrigerator door. All of those crayon drawings of rainbows and unicorns want to make room for these important rules that the kids have to know after they encounter your pet dog.

We wouldn’t want your children to have traumatized by the mutt that is just as afraid of some dopey young human because the child will probably be of these when they show the kid some teeth.

Now that you have filed-away those wonderful works o’ art that aren’t well worth the magnet that stuck them around the fridge, here’s what you need to post. Make sure your spittin’ images see this carefully and often. You say they are unable to read. Teach them. You’re not busy.

Pet Rules for Kids

Don’t play around with a dog that’s eating.

Let sleeping dogs lie. If they have their eyes closed, disappear.

Always ask permission from an adult before you decide to come up to your pet dog.

If you have permission, allow dog to approach you and sniff your closed fist.

If the dog isn’t interested, don’t push things. Move on, kid.

Never come-up to your dog from behind.

Do not pet an odd dog directly around the top of their head. Gently stroke their side or their back.

If a dog comes your decision and it feels weird, curl-up in to a ball using your head facing down as well as your hands clasped behind your neck. Don’t move until the dog goes away.

If you ever get snapped by a dog, once more curl-up right into a ball with your head facing down and your hands clasped behind your neck. Don’t move until help arrives.

Some dogs don’t like to be hugged or kissed.

Never tease, abuse or chase a puppy.

Never stare into your pet dog’s eyes – this means you would like to fight.

Do not pet dogs who are:

o In cars

o Sick or hurt

Get a grown-up to assist if a puppy is trapped or tangled-up. Don’t do it yourself.

Any dog that comes your choice, don’t scream. Don’t run. Stand still and cover see your face and eyes together with your hands.

Always be kind to your animal.

If there is a loose dog in your neighborhood. Do not touch it. Tell your parents.

Never push a dog from the furniture. Get a grown-up to take care of that job.

Dogs you live things, not toys. Respect them and they will likely be your companion. Oh. And never, ever bite your dog. They will bite back.