Kids and dogs are, as Forrest Gump said, like peas and carrots, they just go together. However, the relationship between kids and dogs isn't always rosy. This is no time to let them figure it out for themselves. Mutual respect, appropriate behavior, and great relationships don't usually spontaneously occur. Supervision, management, and training — of both parties, not just the dog — are required to ensure the safety and emotional health of everybody involved.