Introducing to Kids - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master Member
 
gaia_bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 701
Default Introducing to Kids

I've been trying to think of new things that Gaia needs to be introduced to and it hit me that she hasn't really been around kids very much. This realization came when we were at Petsmart and a little boy no bigger than her ran up to her for a puppy hug. I did my best not to react and she sat there looking at me wondering what this thing was that was petting her. Besides hanging out at a park and creeping parents out, where's the best place to socialize around children?
__________________
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole - Roger Caras

Courtney M.
Gaia-GSD 03/09/2012
Cuervo vom Kiebitzende 07/01/2013
gaia_bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Kaiser2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Outer Banks, NC
Posts: 1,218
Default

Kaiser met his first baby through a couple I know. The next few kids were at dog parks. And even more when we went to Bass Pro Shops. I would take her anywhere you can....even if its just to a shopping center to hang out on a bench outside.

ETA: You will very quickly be able to separate the "dog families" from the non dog families. More often than not the kids will want to say hello AND (hopefully) they will have already been taught how to greet an unfamiliar dog.
__________________
Kaiser ~ Jan 25, 2012 (GSD)
Dakota ~ Oct 2005 (GSD/Collie)
Kya ~ (Cat)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsnail17/
Kaiser2012 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Nigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,452
Default

Do you have family or friends with kids? Maybe you can go with them to pick their kids up after school. I use to walk Tuke & Zoey to get our kids.
Nigel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Member
 
gaia_bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 701
Default

My best friend has a 3 year old, shes the only kid that Gaia's had any sort of interaction with. But she owns a day care so maybe she'll let me come for show and tell. I can't believe I never thought of that before it'd be a great learning experience all around.

My boyfriends nieces and nephews have been taught that dogs are big scary animals that will bite you and their "parents" tease them about it when I have Gaia around so the energy is soo bad I try to avoid that scene.

She comes with me anywhere possible, it just seems like all kids are in hiding when we're out
__________________
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole - Roger Caras

Courtney M.
Gaia-GSD 03/09/2012
Cuervo vom Kiebitzende 07/01/2013
gaia_bear is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 71
Default

We don't have kids and my pup was unsure around them. My trainer also recommended playing DVD's with real, not animated, children in them. We have The Sandlot and Bad News Bears for him. This helps get him used to the noise and movements that young children make.
Odin24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com