Beverly's new puppy arrived at Kindergarten today. On Friday a picture of Beverly's TradeMe picture of her puppy was projected on the big screen for children and parents to see. There were many discussions about him being the new Manaia Kindergarten Mascot!! After settling in at Beverly's house over the weekend - K came to Kindergarten for a visit.
We learnt about how to be gentle with puppies and how to approach a dog. We learnt about dogs needing to know that the humans are the 'leaders' of the pack - so we were not to follow (chase) him. If K nibbled our fingers we had to find him a chew toy - chewing fingers can lead to biting.
The little puppy loved being around so many children and exploring the Kindergarten. We watched him, we feed him, we played with him and then we even gave him a BATH. We had fun and K really enjoyed the warm water and many hands massaging him.
What a great way to learn about dogs with a little chihuahua poodle pup!