ADOPT-A-PUP (Episode P123a)

Evan, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford all help out at the Adopt-A-Pup booth at the neighborhood street fair. Clifford befriends a teacup poodle named Bon Bon, a tiny dog who is barely bigger than he is, and helps her find a home.

Clifford's Idea to Grow On: Be KindClifford's Ideas to Grow On: Be Kind

Children are naturally kind-hearted! By taking care of a dog, or any kind of pet, children can share their kindness and learn responsibility. The following activities nurture:

  • social and emotional skills
  • understanding and appreciating diversity skills
  • language and literacy skills

Dog in Simple English"Canis familiaris" or "Dog" in Simple English!

Have fun helping your child learn all about dogs by using these dog facts

  • Dogs range in size from four-pound teacup poodles to the world's tallest dog, the Irish wolfhound, nearly 3 ft. tall
  • Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger ones.
  • There are more than 400 breeds of dogs.
  • Experts say that dogs were bred to be friendly companions between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago.
  • Dogs are omnivores, needing a diet of meats and vegetables to stay healthy.
  • Dairy products can make dogs sick.
  • Tail sniffing is like shaking hands for people!
  • Basenjis are the only dogs that don't bark. They yodel!
  • A dog's nose can detect odors about a billion times better than humans can!

It's All About DogsIt's All About Dogs!

Have fun learning more about dogs and how to care for your pet by using these ideas:

  • Encourage your child to draw a picture of the family dog or pet. Assist your child in writing a description identifying size, color, bark, and breed features like a long tail, short snout, or floppy ears, etc.
  • Record special times with your child and the family dog with camera or video.

Dog-Gone Common SenseDog-Gone Common Sense!

With a Group:
Introduce group to these dog-gone common sense ideas for dog care:

  • No-no's for dogs- chocolate, sharp or small bones, milk or dairy products
  • Don't ever wake a dog up suddenly. He might bite!
  • Keep cleaning fluids, paint, and other chemicals out of reach! Common plants like azaleas, lilies, English ivy, and rhododendron can make dogs sick.
  • If an inside accident occurs, clean it up promptly or the dog is likely to return to that same spot for another try!
  • Outside dogs need plenty of shade and water in the hot months and a warm, dry shelter during cold times of the year.
  • Dogs that get attention and exercise are less likely to be naughty chewers.
  • Check once a week for bumps, lumps, flakes and scabs. Flea dirt looks like tiny specs of black pepper.
  • A bath every month or so will do, but get all that soap washed out!

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