My other daughter is but a toddler at 2 years old, so she is still learning. For now, I mostly try to teach her how to be gentle with our pet rats and Shiner. She also loves animals and when we meet new doggies when we're out and about. They always put a smile on her face.
|Lily and the Target dog.|
Over the weekend, we were shopping for back to school clothes at Target. Violet, my 2 year old, picked out a Barbie doll that had a pet dog. The dog actually poops and Barbie can clean up after her dog. I couldn't help but to laugh at the toy. But hey, if they've been making human baby dolls that can poop for years why not teach kids to be responsible pet owners with a pooping dog toy too?
|Barbie Potty Training Taffy doll set.|
Since today is the monthly #ScoopThatPoop campaign with Sugar Golden Woofs and Oz the Terrier, I thought it would be a perfect topic for this month's post.
|Taffy really poops!|
I actually ended up convincing Violet to get a cheaper Barbie doll in the end. The Barbie Potty Training Taffy Doll was $20 and had too many small pieces that would get lost with a 2 year old. If I bought a $20 Barbie every time I went to the store, I'd be even more broke than I am now.
|Doggie Doo kid's board game.|
Another dog poop game for kids that I've seen recently is the Doggie Doo Board Game. I first saw it back at Christmas time and thought it was hilarious. Apparently, the game originated in Europe and is now available in the US. Here's a product description of the board game from ToysRUs -
"Doggie Doo, Europe's top new action game, has come to America. Feed and walk your little pup, if he makes a mess you clean it up! When you squeeze his leash he makes a gassy sound that gets louder and louder until...plop. The first to clean up after the dog three times wins."
|Doggie Doo set.|
So what do you think? Are these games a good way to help our young kids learn to be responsible pet owners? Who knew cleaning up dog poop could be so fun!
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