Children with ADHD and dogs go hand in hand. They both need to exert energy in order compose themselves and calm themselves in a positive way. Here are some great ways you calm your child and your pup.
Fetch: Games like fetch can help your child and your dog bond, as well as help them exert energy.
Frisbee: Frisbee is a great way for your child to focus on hand eye coordination while running about and playing with their dog. It is great exercise for both of them.
Dog Parks: Dog parks are a great way for your dog and your child to make new friends. There is plenty of room to run and romp while you sit back on a bench and relax. Your dog can meet other pups, your child can meet new children, and you can finally get the rest you deserve.
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Charlene Little is the mother of three wonderful boys and a volunteer foster mom for her local animal shelter. She enjoys working with various breeds of dogs and cats in learning social behavior, training, and how to be the successful member of a fur-ever family. She enjoys studying animals' behavior and finding solutions to behavior problems that the everyday person can handle. She covers topics from various forms of aggression and small problem behaviors. Every problem behavior has a solution, and the solution is never to give up on your pet! Love, kindness, and small adjustments could be just what you need.