Activities and Facts That Coordinate With The Book:
- Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings -
Whether bringing a dog home from a private sale, pet store, or adoption agency, your choice needs to be more than picking out the four-legged sweetie that's tugging at your heartstrings.
The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, has some good insight and advice when thinking about adding a dog to your family. There are several things to consider, but one very important factor is the energy level of the dog you're considering. If you're expecting the dog to stay in a crate while you are gone most of the day and you've chosen a high energy pet, you may have an unhappy doggie, and that will easily make for an unhappy pet owner.
DIY Dog Toys
- Bark Post has an easy DIY Dog Tug Toy made from a T-shirt.
- DIY Water Bottle Dog Bone Toy takes a little sewing, but it's something your dog should love.
- Three Easy DIY Toys with things you probably have at home.
DIY Dog Treats
- Finding or making healthy dog treats can be a concern. Cesar's Way has 5 healthy recipes. Please note the advice at the bottom of these recipes about storing the treats and making sure your dog isn't allergic to any of the ingredients, etc.
- This dog treat from Pinch of Yum looks yummy for sure!
- Add a Pinch has treats made with 4 ingredients.
Dog Crafts For Children To Make
Above Are Instructions For The Cutest Arfy Look-Alike!
In the book Can I Be Your Dog, Arfy Did A Great Job Of Writing Letters. How Good Are You?
First The Basics:
- Pretend you are writing a letter to adopt a dog. Including all parts of a letter (see above) but one: Don't sign the letter. Give several reasons why you are qualified to be a dog owner, but not enough information to really give away who you are. The teacher can read some of the letters to the class and see if they can guess who wrote the letter.
- The teacher pairs the students up in class to be pen pals. Each week they are asked to write a note and leave in on their pen pal's desk. Use all parts of a letter.