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Kids & Dogs

Here´s links to some of the best sites about dogs - created especially for kids. Also.... some excellent sites for dealing with issues regarding those special relationships between kids and dogs.

Activity Sheets for Children star[offsite link]
Printable name games, quizzes, crossword puzzles, word search, hidden pictures, and many other printable activity pages with tips on keeping dogs safe and healthy, grooming tips and responsible dog ownership.

AKC Kids´ Corner star[offsite link]
An online newsletter featuring stories about responsible dog ownership, safety and activities kids and their dogs can participate in, such as agility, obedience and junior showmanship. Kids can read Kids´ Corner and play the games, or teachers can use Kids´ Corner in the classroom to teach their students about responsible dog ownership and the sport of purebred dogs.

Animaland.Org - Just for Kids star[offsite link]
Pet Care Guides; Real Issues (dog fighting, abuse and cruelty, lost pets, overpopulation, fur, etc.); Career Center; Games & Cartoons and more, from the ASPCA

Are You Ready to Own A Dog? star[offsite link]
From the U.S. food and Drug Administration - A short self-test for kids who are thinking about getting a dog.

Babies and Pets star[offsite link]
Efforts used to incorporate the pet and the baby into the family together will be justly rewarded. Read what to do before the baby is born and what to do when the baby comes home.

Back-To-School Stress and Your Dog star
Now is the time to start preparing all the members of your family for the transition back into the school year - and that includes your dog.

Bad Rules star[offsite link]
These are rules that kids in dog obedience classes call the "bad rules" because they don´t like some of them. Following these dos and donts will help keep promote child safety around dogs and prevent dog bites.

Bailey´s Purebred Dogs Coloring Book star[offsite link]
From the AKC, an 11 page printable coloring book with dog care tips on each picture.

Barney (The White House Dog) star[offsite link]
Meet Barney, and Miss Beasley, Scottish Terriers who live in the White House.

Barney´s White House ABC´s star[offsite link]
Learn about the White House and the President from Barney, the Scottish Terrier owned by President and Mrs. Bush. In Barney´s White House ABC´s, letters of the alphabet are associated with terms about the White House, the President and his hopes for America´s children.

Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest star[offsite link]
This is an annual competition that honors young people who truly make a difference in the lives of animals. If you know a kind kid, age 6 to 13, in your school or community who has demonstrated extraordinary kindness to animal, nominate him or her for the national Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest.

Best Breeds for Allergic Children star[offsite link]
In the dog world, the most cautious choices are the Maltese, bichon frise and poodle - breeds that hardly shed and therefore leave little or no skin residue around the house. Unfortunately, many people are allergic to a pet´s saliva and you can´t predict which breed is safest in that regard. Read more....

Children and Dogs: Important Information for Parents star[offsite link]
Living with a pet can be beneficial to children. Pets can enhance a child’s self-esteem, teach them responsibility and help them to learn empathy. However, children and dogs are not always going to automatically start off with a wonderful relationship. Parents must teach the dog and the child acceptable limits of behavior in order to make their interactions pleasant and safe. Here´s some things to consider when choosing a dog for your children.

Dog Breeds -Reliability With Children star[offsite link]
This page lists most breeds and rates them in 1 of 5 categories 1)Excellent with children, 2)Usually good with children, 3)Good only when raised with them from puppyhood 4)Best with older considerate children 5)Not recommended for children.

Family Paws star[offsite link]
Family Paws is dedicated to providing education, information and resources to parents, kids and professionals about safe kid & k9 interaction. Education is key to establish and maintain comfortable, safe and lifelong relationships with our canine companions.

How to Love Your Dog star[offsite link]
This wonderful site is "a kid´s guide to dog care." Whether you´re thinking about getting a dog or they just want to have more fun their dog, kids can find everything they need right here. Be sure to see the "I Love My Dog Contract".

Introducing Your Pet and New Baby star[offsite link]
If you´re expecting a baby and your family already includes a pet, you´ll need to help that first "baby" adjust to the new one. You can help your pet cope with this big change in much the same way parents help children understand that a new brother or sister will be joining the family. By following these tips, you can ease your pet´s stress, and ensure that your pet stays where it belongs...with you and your growing family.

Junior Showmanship star[offsite link]
A program that encourages participation in the dog sport by young dog enthusiasts. Children between 10 and 18 years of age can participate in AKC sanctioned events. Juniors are judged on their ability to present or handle their dogs with the same guidelines as handlers in a breed ring.

Petpourri - An Animal Care Activity Section for Children star[offsite link]
Print out the pages for coloring and learning. The goal of PETPOURRI is to promote responsible pet ownership by teaching children that pets depend on them for food, water, shelter and exercise and love.

Safety Around Dogs star[offsite link]
A printable booklet with games, mazes and puzzles to help children learn safe behavior around dogs.

Tama and Friends star[offsite link]
From PetFinder.Com - cards, games and printable coloring pages for kids

The Pet Arena star[offsite link]
In Kids.Com Pet Arena you can read about kids pets around the world, and also tell everyone about your own cool pets. Click on the kind of pet you have, then click on the paw mark that says "Click here to tell us about your Pet". Type a few sentences describing your pet or pets. Add your first name only, your age and what country you´re from. Click to send, then kids around the world can read about your pet too!

Zippy Plays the Drums star[offsite link]
Click on the drums and Zippy will play them!

Zippy Paper Dolls star[offsite link]
Have fun dressing Zippy the Dog in cool Doggy Duds

Zippy´s Coloring Book star[offsite link]
Choose the page you want to color in this fun interactive coloring book. Click an area to color it...change the colors by clicking again!

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