In all the contained pictures, these dogs were raised and worked with by knowledgeable dog people. They have been well trained to tolerate a child's antics, etc., as seen by the tolerance levels shown by many of these dog to what the children are doing. Even in some of these pictures you can see signs of stressed dogs - they are just showing a great level of tolerance though in many dogs, the tolerance will not last. At some point the tolerance may wane and then what? Supervising does not work alone because all these dogs are supervised - someone had to take the pictures.
PLEASE do not allow your child to crawl on or ride your dog - it can lead to injury of the dog and even the child.
Though in many of the pictures, there is no parent visible, the parent is still there monitoring the dog and child (the person holding
the camera). The dogs on this site are exceptionally well managed and worked with. It takes countless hours of work to develop this level of tolerance in a dog not to mention constant monitoring of the dog,
how he is feeling, etc., to be aware of anything that could lead to a lowering of tolerance is vital. A lower tolerance is one of MANY reasons why a dog may be more likely to bite.
Ideally, kids and dogs should never be together out of our sight. However, in a real world, things happen (like a salesman at the
door) and the dog and child sneak out of sight. This is when the training and proofing we have done with our dogs and children is tested.
Be aware that many of the things the children are doing in these pictures can and often will lead to a bite!
Please do not e-mail me if you wish to complain about the choice of pictures. I chose them for a reason.