"Dogs are a Kids Best Friend"
This TopicQuest was designed for Students
By Sarah Ward, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

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                                            Introduction
It's a dog's world.   Well, the cats may argue with this statement if they could talk.  Sorry, cats you will have to take a back seat this time.  In this lesson we are going to learn ahout dogs, dogs, and more dogs, beause dogs are a kids best friend.  Do dogs think like us?, Can they perform dazzling tricks?, or Can they tell us what they want to eat?  Will we find that dogs are just lovable, loyal, warm-blooded animals that kids call "pets"?  Let's take a look at the websites below and explore this interesting, exciting pet called a dog.

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1.Want to know how to describe your pet dog to someone in case it ends up missing or getting lost.  Look up information on Select the Right Puppy by its Characteristics.
and learn how to identify your dog to a "T".
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2You think your dog is special!  Take a look at the pictures of different dogs on thiis website.  "Dogs Dictonary" lets you see lots of dogs, dogs, and more dogs.
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3.There are dogs that are trained to do work.  Learn about these special dogs by clicking on this website Strike K-9 Search and Rescue Dogs .
You will be amazed at the tricks and commands these dogs can perform.
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4.Gotta keep those pets smelling nice, looking good, and in tip-top condition.  Wanna know some good tips on pet care.  Look up.Kilookas(Your Pet is a Part of Your Family).
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5.Lassie doesn't have anything on these cuties.  Take an adventure with extraordinary dogs.  Take a visit to "PBS-Nature: Extraordinary Dogs".
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6.If you want to know more about dogs, look up this website"Dogs in Depth".  You will have dogs running everywhere in all sizes, shapes, and colors.





  Mission

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   Imagine you are a worker at Best Friends Pet Care dog kennel, and Miss Burkett's First Grade Class is coming to visit your kennel today. It is your job to tell all the kids about 2-4 of your dogs. You must tell them about the different types of dogs you have.         
Mission Steps 

1.  First, let's check out some of the pictures and information about dogs at  Select theRight Puppy by its Characteristics.
  
2.  List three characteristics for 1 to 2 types of dogs selected.
  
 3.  Draw  a picture of the type of dog you select and list the characteristics of each dog.

  



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sjward@valdosta.edu


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