Good day to readers Alimero! I want to share with you some simple but very important points of raising a child in relation to pets.
I love our smaller friends very much, lived all my life with cats. Having moved to the young man from the parental home, where my cat remained, could not live without animals for a long time. I begged to take the kitten from the street, everyone is happy. My husband was transformed from an avid dog lover to a cat owner.
After a couple of years we moved into our apartment and we wanted to take another kitten, took it. Then a daughter was born. When she was almost two years old, we started a dog. Madhouse – you think. Perhaps it will seem like that to someone, but we all love our pets very much and without them life would be boring and monotonous.
Now that you know everything, let us turn to the issue of raising children.
If you are interested in the moments of raising animals, I can write a post about it later. It seems to me that explaining how to behave in relation to a cat is much easier than to a dog. From the very beginning, let the child know that you should not pull the cat by the tail and other bulging parts. Show that it can only be ironed like this.
My daughter quite quickly realized and had never been caught catching none of our cats. Of course, before the year it was more difficult. It was easier to take the cat out of sight of the baby, but then my daughter began to repeat after me that I needed to stroke the pussies with a pen.
My daughter tried to show them eyes, but I explained to her that they would be hurt, and she did not poke at them. In principle, the friendship was not established quickly, but there was no hostility. There were no scratches and abrasions. Here the nature of cats is important, but we are lucky.
How to behave with a dog.
If you do not have a dog at home, then the baby meets with her only on the street and, possibly, with friends or relatives. When it is very small, it is easier just to keep it out and nothing will happen. And when the child is already well aware, you need to constantly explain, fixing the rules that in no case can be:
– run past the dog,
– scream and shout,
– Stroking the dog without the permission of the owner.
It is absolutely necessary to calmly pass by or first get in touch with the owner and find out if the dog is aggressive or not, whether you can pet it or not. If he allowed to stroke, in any case, the dog should be taken on a short leash and the owner should stroke it himself when the kid also tries to do it. The dog must be calm and friendly.
It is necessary to control the child when interacting with dogs. But on the other hand, try to avoid phrases like: Do not run, otherwise this dog will tear you to pieces! I heard about my dog, although we walked about 20 meters away from a family with a child.
Many will say that their children, apart from threats, do not perceive any words. In this case, try to mitigate the threat by replacing some horrible words. Remember that almost all complexes of people come from deep childhood.
Those who have dogs, easier to understand the temperament and mood of other dogs. In any case, children from birth do not have any hostility, and they want to stroke everyone and show all eyes, ears, antennae and other parts of the body from evil.
I believe that it is necessary to instill a love for animals from childhood, to teach how to behave, so as not to get into unpleasant situations. My daughter is madly in love with cats, gently strokes them in the morning, although she herself has hardly woke up. And she loves our dog very much, hugs her, sometimes she comes on her head, but then she always apologizes.
Do you have any pets and how do your children treat them?