A search-and-rescue start
It might seem that it would take voodoo, or something similar, to teach unruly, out-of-control and/or overly enthusiastic dogs how to be calm and relaxe
Contrary to popular belief, kids and dogs are not always “a match made in heaven.” Young children are among the most frequent canine bite victims, primarily because they do many things (usually inadvertently) that dogs do not like. Luckily, there are a number of efforts a parent can make to ensure that the family dog and the children in the household are not only able to tolerate each other, but thrive together as a training team.
About a year ago Zam, my 14.5-year-old Labrador, began to balk at the stairs.