Adding a new pet to the family is an exciting experience for everyone. If your family includes young children, then the selection process is doubly fun. Careful selection will be very important to ensure your new pet is a good fit for your family. When selecting a new canine companion at the animal shelter, we encourage you to involve and bring along your whole family (children too!)
When introducing a dog to your children, the dog should approach the children freely, almost preferring the kids to the adults. The dog should have a relaxed, wiggly body with a wagging tail that sweeps from side to side.
Signs a dog is comfortable