Learning to "listen" to and communicate with a dog is paramount in successfully raising children and dogs within the same household. In our human world, we often forget that dogs use a nonverbal style of communication called body language to express their feelings. This lighthearted and expressively illustrated book provides children with a general introduction to identifying and respecting these nonverbal cues. Children will delight in the fun, brief text combined with the use of vivid color and grey tones, allowing them to chime in and/or anticipate what is to come for Poppy and her puppy. Parents are invited to learn along the way!
Proactive education promoting respect for animals with safety as a top priority creates happy pets, safe homes, and healthy family relationships ... ultimately keeping more dogs in their homes and out of overpopulated shelters. Join Poppy in learning how to treat Puppy!
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
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Poppy and Puppy Are FriendsA Child's Introduction to Responsible Dog Ownership
By Kimberly Burgan
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2011 Kimberly Burgan, CPDT-KA
All right reserved.
Chapter OnePoppy adopted a new puppy today. Dog ownership is a big responsibility. Mom and Dad will help Poppy learn to care for Puppy.
Poppy is excited to start her new friendship right away!
Yikes! Puppy does not feel safe. Puppy needs his own space and wants to be able to see Poppy's hands.
Note to parents: Adults and children should refrain from petting on top of the head, as this is your dog's only blind spot. You may notice most dogs ducking their head or flattening their ears in reaction to over-the-head petting.
Good job, Poppy! Puppy enjoys gentle petting on the shoulder or under the chin.
Remember to always wash hands after petting!
Poppy helps Mom with feeding time. A quality diet is important for a healthy pet.
Remember to always wash hands after handling treats, toys, or dog food!
Yikes! Puppy feels troubled and needs his space during mealtime.
Good job, Poppy!
Puppy should be left alone while eating, so he may relax.
Note to parents: A healthy canine diet is free from corn, wheat, soy, egg, sugar, and dyes.
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The introduction EVERY child deserves...and parents learn too!