Growing up with a family pet is a great way for kids to learn two of life’s most valuable lessons, respect and responsibility! To help parents create and foster a special bond between their human and fur kids, pet360.com has pulled together the following tips for each stage of child development.
1 BABIES – Although babies are too young to care for a pet, it’s important to foster a respectful relationship between your kids and pets from the very beginning. By incorporating pets into regular family activities such as walks or playtime, your child will be more likely to grow up viewing your pet as a respected member of the family. Additionally, using praise and treats to reward your pet for reacting positively to the infant will help reassure your pet that he or she is still loved.