Do not yell or hit!
Just like you, your dog doesn’t like to be yelled at. And your child must know that. Sudden yelling and outbursts can alarm your dog and make him anxious and restless. You have to understand that your dog has no control over the child’s behaviour and there is little that he can do to handle the anguish. Dogs are sound sensitive and loud noises do no good to them.
Your dog has come from a long walk, had his meal and is all set for snooze time but your child wants to play. It may not always be a good idea to allow your child to pull his ear or sit on him to wake him up from his slumber. Let your kids know that they must allow the pet to rest when he wants and not force him to play. Remember, if your dog will be in mood to play, he will respond to your verbal cues.