Dog Breeds that are Good with Children
thanks to Martha Stewart for including staffies on this list…
The Staffordshire bull terrier is extremely courageous and obedient, highly intelligent, and affectionate with a sense of humor. This, coupled with its affection for its friends — children in particular — off-duty quietness, and trustworthy stability makes it an all-purpose dog. He looks forward to daily exercise, and his powerful jaws enjoy a supply of sturdy chew toys. While he is a sweet-tempered, affectionate dog, his strength and determination require an experienced owner who can work with him in a firm but gentle way. The staffie’s coat is short and smooth and needs only a quick brushing once a week.
she also has some fun, easy and interesting crafts to make as gifts to pets with kids including dog biscuits, a bunny gift basket, a dog can robot, pet ID tags and puppet animals
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and here’s a yummy recipe for dog cookies with carob which are non-toxic unlike chocolate…
- 1/2 cup brown rice or oat flour (wheat flour can give some dogs an upset tummy)
- 1/2 cup carob powder
- 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup carob chips
- water to mix
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, adding water slowly until the dough sticks together (enough to form solid scoops).
3. Scoop out tablespoon-size balls of the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
5. Cool and refrigerate for up to a week.
(Makes 30-40 cookies.)
Don’t have time for homemade dog cookies? Melt some carob chips to dip your dog’s favorite biscuits into instead. Cool the chocolate-dipped biscuits on wax or parchment paper before serving.
Tip: Since carob chips don’t contain as much fat as chocolate, they don’t melt as easily. To help them melt, add a spoonful of virgin coconut oil, which also has multiple health benefits for your dog.