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Teresa’s Bad Rules

These are rules that kids in Teresa's dog obedience classes call the "bad rules" because they don't like some of them. Following these dos and don’ts will help keep promote child safety around dogs and prevent dog bites. Do not hug a dog, put your face close to his face or lie on him. Do

Play Date Checklist – CAPPDT 2016

By Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin When our children want to go and play at a friend’s house, a responsible parent asks some basic questions. For example: will a parent be home? does the family have a pool? is the yard fenced? Rarely does it occur to a parent to ask if the family has

How to Involve Your Child with Your New Puppy – at Any Age

By Joan Orr M.Sc. A new puppy! What fun! The whole family can (and should) be involved with the care and training of the puppy. Kids can help with the puppy under supervision. Clicker training is the best and safest training method for your puppy and your children. For more information and many articles about

Tips for Child and Dog Safety at Holiday Gathering

by Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin Gatherings at a friend or relative’s house are the source of fond holiday memories for many. The family dog may not enjoy these events as much as everyone else. . Changes in routines, crowded rooms, unattended food and excited children can often lead to miscommunication between the family dog

Day Care/Foster Care Checklist

This checklist is intended to help identify potential child safety concerns for parents considering a home-based day care for their child, agencies conducting a safety audit of a home-based day care and for social services agencies conducting a safety audit of a foster home or permanent home for children. The information gained from using this

Babysitter/Nanny Dog Safety Considerations

By Joan Orr and Teresa Lewin As a dog trainer you are an educational resource for your clients and community. Offering information about safety and dog bite prevention is good for your canine and human clients and your business! Here is a safety topic that is not frequently addressed, but can be important to your