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Children and Dogs

Growing Up With Pit Bulls

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.14.2016 | Good News
Cesar Millan

My sons grew up with pit bulls. There was a lot of prejudice against pit bulls back then just as there is today, and I can remember them getting asked what they thought about pit bulls. They wouldn't know how to respond to that question.

8 Tips for Helping Kids Get Over Fear of Dogs

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My seven-year old daughter is PETRIFIED of dogs even though she has never been bitten or attacked. It can be a tea cup Chihuahua or a Great Dane, the ...

Walking Dogs Through Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Little Sam was born and I hardly had time to breathe, or sleep, or eat, let alone take walks. I hired a babysitter a couple of hours a week, and when I didn't use the time to collapse on my bed, I scrounged up the leashes.

11 Ways Having A Dog Helped Prepare Me For Having Twins

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Five years after having twin girls, I can say that living with and loving dogs has taught me the eleven essential truths of being a parent.

Does Having A Dog Prepare You For Parenting, Or Vice Versa?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

We were ready for a dog because our children had broken us in. Bones and squeaky toys strewn around the floor? We had given up on actually seeing the carpet long ago. Accidents during crate training? Did I mention I had toilet trained two boys?

How Safe Is Your Child Around Dogs?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Dr. Karen Becker

According to the CDC, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. One in five bites requires medical attention.

Presidential Puncture Wounds

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Markarian

Animal experts can easily identify a couple common mistakes that people make around dogs, just by watching the video of Barney biting Decker.