Kids And Pups – “Fur”ever Friends

by Mindy Kaleta on January 6, 2014

boy and girl running outside with dog

Kids And Pups – “Fur”ever Friends

and the Outdoor Connection

 

We all know that kids are not getting out doors enough these days.  One way to help motivate kids to play outside, or even just “go” outside may be to add a furry friend to the family!

As a trainer, the words, “Mom can we get a puppy?”…sent chills through some parents!  I mean, those words can ignite anxiety, fear and thoughts of “Oh, yeah – we can get a puppy and it will lose it’s charm soon when the newness wears off and the puppy will not be “our” puppy, but “my” puppy!

And that is a viable concern! I know, I’ve heard many a parent’s woes as they sat in my Puppy Kindergarten classes and filled me in on the chaos, chewed up shoes and soiled carpets while the kids were busy with other things.

Our mission here at Puppy Scents is to help parents and their kids make it through the puppy stage, relatively unscathed while encouraging the kids to take a more active role in caring for the new pup and to also help in the bonding of kids with pups to get them both into the great outdoors as a result.

Here’s a few ways to get kids and pups outside!

Puppies need to go out to go potty…a lot! 

Setting up a schedule for the kids to take turns taking Fido outside, gets kids outside too!

Puppies need exercise to stay out of trouble! 

Parents don’t realize that lack of exercise is the #1 reason that pups misbehave!  They are just plain bored out of their little minds! Giving the kids the responsibility of taking their pup for a walk or playing with Fido outside after school, and on weekends will help tremendously in keeping the chaos to a minimum and saving quite a few articles of clothing, furniture and anything else your pup may try to chew!  As parents, you know that this is true for kids too! When they have nothing to do, it can be challenging!  The fresh air and exercise will help both the kids and pups be healthier and happier!

Kids and Pups can become “Best Friends Forever”!

Someone to run with!

Someone to run with!

 

A friend to explore with!

A friend to explore with!

As a reading buddy!

As a reading buddy!

 And So Much More!!!

 

If YOU can see the benefits of adding a “Fur”ever Friend to YOUR Family

Please check out your local shelter, humane society or rescue! There is someone waiting for YOU!

Your "Fur"ever Friend is Waiting for YOU!

Your “Fur”ever Friend is Waiting for YOU!

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