As important as it is to teach your new dog manners, it is equally important to teach the children proper dog etiquette. Just because your puppy tolerates a 3-year old flopping down on top of him or another child yanking him around on a leash does not mean it should be allowed. This is not kind (or fair) treatment for your puppy, and definitely is not a lesson you want to be teaching your children. Even the most tolerant of dogs can reach the end of their rope and retaliate. Remember they don’t have hands to push back, and will do so by using their mouths. In this respect it is not the dog’s fault.
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