“Kids and Dogs: Making Friends and Staying Safe” is a fun family learning experience for the entire family, held in the Foundation Hall of the New Cumberland Public Library on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00—2:00 PM.
Golden Retriever Molly Dawg, with her assistant Mary Hollis, will offer a family program about improving fun and providing safe interactions between kids and dogs. Statistics show that contrary to popular myth, kids and dogs are not a natural match. Children need to be taught how to interact with dogs, and dogs need to be trained to the proper behavior.
This program is a basic introduction, which not only offers some great insight into how kids and dogs can be delightful companions, but may also change your thinking on how to get the best out of your dog.
Topics will include a brief discussion touching on: the safe way to greet a new dog, things kids should and should not do to or with dogs, considerations for getting a dog for a family with children, insight into dog culture and what they consider polite or rude, and dog’s body language with the focus on recognizing and defusing a potentially dangerous situation before it develops.
The program is for anyone who wants to get a family dog, already owns a dog, knows someone who owns a dog or meets dogs on the street. This mini informational program will conclude with Molly Dawg and her assistant, Mary, sharing some of Molly’s knowledge of commands and good behavior.
Registration to attend will begin, Monday, January 13, by calling the Children’s Room circulation desk at 774-7822. Walk-ins are more than welcome to attend this event.