Now and again you come across something so wonderful it is like it was made to share. This week I found the adorable portraits of Grace Chon who takes images of Zoey and Jasper (her Son and rescue dog), apart these two are cute, but together they make for some of the most adorable images you will ever see…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Best Safety Tips About Kids and Dogs
10 – Party People
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Remind your child that dogs get scared as well, so no jumping, screaming, or, of course, yanking tails, pulling fur, or poking eyes! (You will be surprised at the amount of parents that will let their children do all that)
9 – Auditioning as Umpa Lumpas
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: While most animals do love affection hugs and kisses and not something they do like. Teach your children that dogs love things like being gently stroked on the back or the side. It is always best to avoid petting on the top of the head as a small hand can often be mistaken for food coming towards their mouths.
8 – Princess Leia Fan Club
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Never let your child sneak up on a dog, as a surprise hand going to stroke them might be seen as an attack, so always teach them to try to approach from the side.
7 – The Winter Adventures
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Teach your child to leave the dog alone when it is sleeping or eating. At these 2 occasions, dogs often like to be alone and are much more likely to snap if bothered.
6 – Cool Dudes
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: If it is your child’s first pet try and get an adult dog, rather than a puppy. They might be cuter, but they are also a lot more unpredictable, wiggly, and excitable. An adult dog will be much slower and come at the child with a more inquisitive mind rather than a playful one.
5 – Airplane Pals
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Teach your child to stand still, like a tree when the family dog gets too frisky or becomes aggressive. Trees are boring to the dog and it will eventually go away.
4 – Fans of Flashdance
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Always remember that throwing your puppy or dog into the deep end of the pool as regards to meeting and playing with your children is not the way to go. The key to success is to keep meetings pleasant, relaxed and quite short for the first few days.
3 – Hooded Hoodlums
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: I do understand that some people see it as cruel, but a spayed or neutered dog can be calmer, healthier and less likely to be aggressive in some situations.
2 – Nerd Anonymous
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Never let your children punish the dog. Condition the dog to enjoy the presence and actions of children using positive experiences rather than punishment
1 – Easter Team up
Kids With Dogs Safety Tip: Don’t assume your dog’s breed is naturally good with kids. If your child does interact with a dog, make sure you always have eyes on both of them, even if your dog is great with kids and has never bitten because ALL breeds can (and indeed will) bite if provoked or if they feel threatened.