First of all, it's important to let your children know the best kind of body language to use around pets...
...as well as learning what their body language means.
Reading books about pets together is a great bonding activity.
As is exploring the great outdoors as a group.
Encourage your child to brush and groom your pet.
And get them involved at feeding time.
It's a good idea to create a pet-care chart.
Let your wee ones come with you to the vet...
...and to training classes, too.
Don't forget to lead by example. After all, if kids see you being a fantastic pet parent, they'll follow suit.
But most importantly of all: They should have fun!
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