Teaching Responsibility with a Dog

Set clear expectations for feeding, walking, training, cleanup, playtime and care before adopting. Make a schedule.


Assign age-appropriate duties like filling water, brushing coat, exercising, toys and crate time. Supervise initially.


Oversee all interactions, providing guidance on safe, gentle handling. Praise good behavior frequently


Use rewards like treats, playtime, fun toys and praise to reinforce duties. Avoid scolding for accidents. 


Shared responsibilities of dog care build bonding between kids and dog. Find activities both enjoy.


Include children in vet visits to teach pet health accountability. Answer questions.

Vet Care

Guide kids in picking supplies like food, dishes, bedding needed for doggy dependent. Trip to pet store fun!


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