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Dog Unit Study For Kids

Dogs (Canines)

Owning a Dog
Anatomy
Art
Breeds
Math
Playing
Sled Dogs
Special Dogs
Stories
Top Dogs
Training
Virtual Dogs
Wolves

Owning a Dog

2000 Dog names: Naming Your Puppy
The name you choose says as much about you as it does about your dog. It shows how you view your dog and your relationship with it.


Animated running dog. Click for more animated clipart.American Kennel Clubs Kids’ Corner
A newsletter dedicated to educating elementary school children about responsible dog ownership.

Homemade Dog Treats
This homeschooler enjoys making her dog treats and wants to share her recipes and tips with you. Includes information on what not to give to your dog, too.

How to Love Your Dog
A kid’s guide to dog care. If you love dogs, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re preparing for a new dog or just want to have more fun with the dog you have, you’ll find everything you need right here.

I Love My Dog Contract
I, _____________________ , promise to take care of my dog, ________________ , during his/her whole lifetime. I will teach my dog to trust me by treating him with love and respect.

WOOF! It’s a Dog’s Life
For dog lovers and owners alike, there are many questions and few simple answers — how to select a dog that suits your lifestyle, how to train and feed that dog, what to do if your dog seems aggressive, shy, or anxious?

Anatomy

Dog Anatomy
Basic anatomy for the dog owner.

Art

Balloon Dog
How to make your basic puppy from one of those long, twistable balloons.

Snoopy.com
How could a dog site for kids NOT have a Snoopy link? He is a virtuoso at every endeavor- at least in his daydreams atop his doghouse.

Breeds

Dog Breed Printouts and Clipart
Print out thes pages of the 50 most popular breeds, color in the outlines, and read about the breeds.

Guard Dogs: Newfoundlands’ Lifesaving Past, Present
Newfoundlands are large, sturdy dogs known for their intelligence and gentle disposition.

Dog trying to catch a river wave

I’ll catch that wave if it’s the last thing I do!

Playing

Canine Playtime
All work and no play makes Fido a dull dog.

Dog-Play
Here is an introduction to some great things people do with their dogs. Most activities welcome all dogs, whether purebred or of mixed breed heritage. Some of these activities are classed as “working dog” activities, but are also done on a recreational basis, or as a public service. Some are purely recreational in nature.

Sled Dogs

Dogsledding 101
What type of dog makes the best sled dog? What commands does a musher use? What equipment is required to race? By the time you’re done, you may want to register your own team for Alaska’s Iditarod!

Stephen Lee’s Personal Home Page
Steven has a club here for junior mushers – young folks who want to have dog sleds.

Special Dogs

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Since homeschool families are home a lot, yet like to go to parks and travel, they make excellent volunteers for raising and socializing puppy guide dogs.

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Learn how these amazing dogs are trained to find live human beings when disaster strikes.

Stories

A Dog of Flanders
The touching story of an old man, a little boy, and their big strong dog, a breed called a Dog of Flanders. Have tissue handy. This is a tear jerker.

Original Shaggy Dog Story
The stablekeeper said “I just couldn’t send a knight out on a dog like this.”

Shaggy Dog Stories
The form of these stories is always to end with a really bad pun, the more groans the better. Sometimes they have something to do with dogs, but they don’t have to.

Top Dogs

Dog of the Day
Take a picture of your dog and nominate it as “Dog of the Day.”


Training

Dog Training Information
Check here about how to train your puppy, and other such articles about dog parks and how to get multiple dogs to get along.

The Dognition Assessment
Interactive games and expert analyses that give you an unprecedented perspective on how your dog sees the world. By understanding your dog’s mind, you’ll build a deeper connection with the personality behind the bright eyes that greet you every day.

Free Dog Training Course
You do have to register first, so ask your parent if this is OK, or have your adult give their email address to the website.

Surviving Halloween
Halloween can indeed be a frightening experience for dogs, especially for puppies who have never experienced this event, and for shy dogs who are easily frightened.

The Wits’ End Dog Training Method
Our no force, no nonsense, no negative re-enforcement approach is unique, systematic, and unconventional, which means no dog is too young, too old, too large, too small, too stubborn, too stupid or too bad, to train. Free page to print out and use to train your pup.

Virtual Dogs

Virtual Puppy
Tell your friends about Virtual Puppy! The more people we can get playing with their very own Virtual Puppies, the more things we will be able to do, like adding new toys, new features, and eventually more pets!


Wolves

Wolves for Kids
There’s so much to know about wolves – where they live, how they communicate, what they eat. Let’s learn more about wolves!

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