Dogs are everywhere: at the park, on the sidewalk, at your neighbor’s house, maybe in your own home. Teaching your kids the right way to greet dogs will keep their experiences fun and safe.
The tips in the links below will help you and your child understand when it's okay to pet a dog and what signs show that the dog is too excited or overwhelmed--a prime time for bites.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Dog Safety for Kids (Doggone Safe)
What I Learned (Too Late) About Keeping Kids Safe Around Dogs (The New York Times)