Before I Pet a Dog I Don’t Know… Free Kid’s Printable

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It’s important to teach children to always ask permission before approaching and petting a dog or other pet. This not only helps prevent nips or bites, but also teaches kids to respect animals and give them their space. Some dogs might be “on the job” and kids don’t know unless we teach them, not to pet a service dog while it’s working. Other dogs get stressed out and every negative interaction can add to their anxiety in future situations…something we all want to prevent.

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To help you have a conversation about this important topic, you can download this Free Kid’s Printable with a writing prompt “Before I pet a dog I don’t know, I…”. This gives kids a chance to rehearse what they will say and do. Read more here.

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