Sunday, January 4, 2009

7B. Great Book for Families with Kids & Dogs, or who are thinking about it...

More people today are considering assistance dogs for their autistic children and teens but may never had a dog before, or maybe their last dog was when they were young. This book offers a realistic portrayal of what is involved in living with dogs and kids. It's not detailed but provides an overall introduction to help you create questions about if you can really cope with adding another (canine) kid to your family, never mind training it as a service dog (Just to be clear: this is not covered in the book at all).

"Living with Kids and Dogs...Without Losing Your Mind A Parent's Guide to Controlling the Chaos" Colleen Pelar CPDT

Chapters on:
Managing dogs and kids together
Choosing the right dog
Preventing bites
Spotting serious behaviour problems
Babies & Toddlers
Preschoolers
Elementary Schoolers
Teens
Saying Goodbye