A warm, cuddly puppy – every child's dream come true in many homes! Their wagging tails and playful natures just melt our hearts and make us want to own them. I was fortunate – we owned several dogs throughout my childhood, and I have fond memories of the days we spent roaming through the woods and taking off on exciting adventures around the neighborhood with our dogs. At family gatherings, we still laugh and reminisce about the time our German shepherd had thirteen puppies, which kept the four kids in our family very busy for a while!
We can laugh, learn, and value the relationship we have with "man's best friend." These good times create such loyalty, devotion, and trust with our pets, and we learn many lessons about life as we care for them. On one hand, we want to encourage this type of relationship with pets for our own children, but at the same time, we grownups don't necessarily need or welcome any additional responsibilities to our already long list. As our family has grown, the children have become devoted animal lovers and one has gone on to become a veterinarian!
While using this unit study, your student will be introduced to a variety of topics that pertain to dogs, including:
- Animal science
- History of dogs in society
- Pet responsibilities
- Variety of dog breeds and their characteristics
- Working dogs in today's world
To enter this giveaway, simply leave us a comment below (not on Facebook) telling us your dog's name, and your favorite dog story. You must leave an email address for us to contact you if you win. Entries with no email address will be discarded.
Please read the Contest Specific Rules before entering.The winner will be chosen by random drawing soon after 9:00 pm CDT, Sunday, October 2, 2011. Winners will be notified by email and announced here on the blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.