Nanny dogs. What are they?
How do you imagine a dog nanny? Some will answer that these are wise dogs, which partially assume the functions of parents, help in raising and caring for a child, protect it from dangers and even teach to walk. Others, the more experienced ones, will say that they are natural born good people who never harm children, even if they accidentally offend them. But none of these statements is true. What are they, nanny dogs for kids? Let’s talk about it in our article.
Dogs have their own perception of the world, their own hierarchy and their own laws. Have you ever seen dogs raising puppies? They can punish them with a harsh growl and beat their withers, and biting during games is a common thing. Therefore, it is wrong to expect a “human” treatment from a dog. And it is also wrong to assume that a dog will never snarl at a child, even if he gives her a tail. Pets have their own feelings and feelings. They do not know and do not understand how to behave with the kids, what is good for them and what is not. The owners should explain this to them as far as possible.
There are breeds dogs, suitable for children. From them the best “nannies” turn out. However, the main thing is not the natural qualities of the breed, but the host’s approach to education. And not only dogs, but also a child. What you need to consider first?
Require by opportunity
Do not expect the pet to be impossible. For example, that he will protect the child in your absence or will not let him go where it is dangerous. If you teach a dog not to allow anyone to a child, it can aggressively respond to someone else’s baby, who in the playground will approach yours. The same with dangerous places. When a child climbs into the water, the dog is not aware of the danger. After all, she herself swims beautifully! The pet will feel trouble and will rush to the aid only if the child starts to sink. Agree, it is better not to check it in practice.
However, the dog can really help the baby and parents in many ways. You can teach her to hold a bag, bring scattered toys, roll children’s sledges, and just play carefully with the baby under your strict supervision. Communicating with animals brings a lot of joy and is very useful for children.
Immediately give the dog vaccination and treatment for parasites. It will protect her and your health!
Teach the dog to communicate with the child, and the child with the dog!
In society, dogs always build a hierarchy. Therefore, in no case can not punish and pronounce the child in front of a pet. Otherwise, the dog decides that the baby is lower in the hierarchy, and will also take him to teach. Any attempt to scream at the child should be stopped in time. Teach your dog to take care of the baby: do not push or bite him during the game.
At the same time, teach the child to communicate with the dog. Tell us what you can not cause her discomfort, pull her ears or tail, which hurt her. Explain what constricted ears or wagging tail mean. Teach to understand the language of the pet.
If you have a miniature dog, inform the child that it is very fragile, that it should not be thrown up, thrown onto the floor, etc. Watch the baby handles the pet carefully and correct his behavior.
Nursery dogs for children
Teach your child to respect the dog. He should recognize the pet’s right to personal space and not disturb him while he is eating or resting on his couch.
Pay enough attention to the dog.
Even if there is a newborn in your family, you cannot forget about the dog. This creature is full of love for you and constantly needs your attention. With the birth of the baby, the dog should not feel abandoned. Let your walks be not as long and active as before, but in no case should you isolate the dog from yourself. Otherwise, she will start to be bored, jealous of you to the baby and associate your sudden “indifference” with the child.
Train the dog yourself
Education and training is a complex process that requires experience, and only the owner should do it. Do not let a child train a dog. Wrong actions and commands, he confuses her, and all your efforts on training will come to naught.
Teach a dog to children’s companies
If your dog is used to a quiet homely atmosphere, it’s time to fix it. Children make a lot of noise. They laugh loudly, cry loudly, run loudly and play loudly. Gradually accustom the pet to the noisy children’s companies. Do not close the dog in another room when guests come to you. Let them sniff them and watch the kids play from a safe distance.
During games, a large dog may accidentally push the baby. Do not leave children with a dog unattended!
Encourage your child to care for a dog.
From childhood, teach your child to care for a dog. Of course, it’s still too early to completely trust him walks, but you can completely ask to comb the wool under your supervision. Communicating with a dog fosters a sense of responsibility in children, instills love for animals, enriches the inner world and gives a lot of positive emotions.