Dogs, Family and You

The Victorian Government’s Agriculture department, whcih also manages all pets has produced an excellent publication called We are Family. “This is a guide to nurturing the child / pet relationship.

It is aimed at educating expectant and new parents on the many advantages of allowing their child to experience the joys of having a pet in the family.

It also informs you of the potential risks, and provides the knowledge, skills and strategies to ensure that the experience is not only a physically and emotionally enriching one, but a safe one as well”.

The publication also happens to star a GSDCV member, their family and GSD !!

Download the publication below

“We are Family” (5MB pdf file)

Visit the Responsible Pet Ownership website, which also has a ‘Pet Planner‘ checklist for expecting parents