photo courtesy Cathy Fox
Diamonds in the Ruff encourages whole family participation;
however there are special safety concerns and responsibilities
for parents who choose to include their children
in their dog's learning experience:
voices and bodies are required in class.
one holding the leash/treats is the only one who should be giving commands.
THIS IS A DOG TRAINING CLASS - You will be directly responsible for helping your "well-trained child" to train your dog.
The definition of "well-trained child":
• Rule #1 - children must be able to do a long-duration
all dogs are friendly and normally-friendly dogs may react totally out
of character when stressed.
PARENTS - please remind your children of the importance of not approaching or feeding other students' dogs without permission from you AND the dog's owner. This includes the instructor's dogs. (The instructor's dogs may try to convince you that they are never fed and that it is ok to approach and feed them, but please know that they are lying.)
©Carol A. Byrnes 1998, DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF
see also Kids & Dogs & Toddlers and Dogs
and Eddie the whippet on a visit to an area school.