About Lesley Zoromski

Lesley Zoromski is a passionate educator and lifelong dog lover. Her 15-year teaching career was focused on early education where she taught children ages 4 to 8. Since transitioning to the world of dog training in 2000, she has trained literally thousands of dogs and their owners. With the specific goal of bettering the life of children and dogs alike, Lesley has channeled this passion and unique combination of experience into developing the child/dog safety activity that is Stop, Look & Paws. She regularly volunteers her time and the use of her own Canine Good Citizen (CGC) dogs in working with local shelters and schools to promote various “Humane Education” programs. Lesley lives in Petaluma, California with her husband Darrell and the numerous dogs that are lucky enough to call her house their home.

Website: http://www.kids-n-k9s.com

Articles by Lesley

Do I Want My Dog to be Protective of My Child?

Do I Want My Dog to be Protective of My Child?

Our children bring out the protectiveness in all of us. Having the family dog act as protector of our children, although it may sound appealing, this role or “job” can easily backfire. Being a companion for a family is a sort of “second career” for dogs compared to what they may have been originally bred to do – herding, hunting, etc. Some breeds have had an easier time switching from working... 

Can My Child Be In Charge of The Family Dog?

Can My Child Be In Charge of The Family Dog?

It usually goes something like this… ”Mom, can we get a dog, PLEASE!”. Mom’s reply, “Well, if we get a dog you’ll need to take care of the dog; this means walking, feeding, picking up the poop, blah, blah, blah.” The reality is that if mom is truly thinking that the child will learn responsibility and be able to be the caretaker of the family dog, she most likely will end up being frustrated...