Tuesday Tidbits: How Children Learn With Dogs

Learning how to share, thanks to the family dog


Animals can teach us so much about compassion, empathy, loyalty… and of course, sharing.

While very young children should always be supervised when playing with pets (not all children, or dogs, share this nicely!), there’s no reason kids can’t start learning about, and with, animals even when they are small.

A dog is an especially powerful “tool” for learning and growth and a strong source of support as children grow.

Do your children and pets play together? What are some of their favorite things to do together? Bonus points if you want to share photos and stories!