Dogs & Toddlers

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  There are over 70 million nice dogs in the USA. But any dog can bite. About 400,000 children a year receive medical attention for dog bites.  Jill Haley Rose,  Certified Professional Dog Trainer from  Paws of Nature Family Dog Training shared important tips.

Be part of the DOG AWARE Generation
As babies hit their developmental milestones, the family dynamics within the home will begin to change and may affect the family dog.
The Dogs & Toddlers workshop provides education for parents, grandparents, and any child caregiver on reading dog body language, recognizing
signs of stress, being proactive and thinking ahead, and setting up the home for safe and successful interactions.
The goal of the workshop is to keep children safe, prevent dogs from being relinquished to a shelter, and reduce stress for the parents.
The workshop will discuss common trouble spots between dogs and toddlers and offer positive, practical solutions to address those challenges.

FREE Dogs & Toddlers workshop – Helping Families with Dogs Prepare for Life with Toddlers
May 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm
Dakin Humane Society
172 Union St
Springfield, MA
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This workshop is for adults only. Infants ok. Please leave older babies and children with a trusted child caregiver. Please do not bring your
dog to this workshop.