This week Bubba and I met lots of young children, who had been taught how to approach a dog safely….it was wonderful.
First off, I need to state unequivocally that Ray is amazing with children. In fact, last summer the Children’s Camp counselor at the sanctuary would often use Ray to teach children how to safely approach a dog. He seems to realize that small beings are going to be less predictable than adults, and he modifies his responses accordingly.
But just because he has always been good with children doesn’t mean that he is “bullet-proof”. No dog is. Seriously. The best dog in the world can snap if they are pushed to the wall. It is our job as caregivers, parents and grandparents to make sure that dog/child interactions are pleasant and safe for everyone concerned.
When we were traveling last month, I took Ray to dinner with my brother, his fiance, and their almost 5 year old son Liam. Ray and Liam seemed to take to each other right off…
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