Dog Trainer to help Kids with new puppy??
We just adopted an amazing little 5 lb puppy. She is smart, gentle and sweet. Our two girls aged 3 and 5 are smitten, but are totally harassing the sweet thing!
We have tried everything to explain to them that the dog is a living creature and not a toy, she can't be picked up like a stuffy, you can't be in her face all the time, you have to give her space when she eats etc etc.. The puppy has thus far been tolerant, but I am starting to see her shy away from the kids and gravitate more to my husband and I for relief from this behavior.
Does anyone know of a dog trainer who teaches kids dog manners? Our attempts at training our human kids is going nowhere, and we don't want to raise a dog that is afraid, skiddish or aggressive towards children.
Any suggestions or recommendations appreciated!