Each child has a different sensory predisposition that must be taken in consideration by parents and guardians when teaching children how to responsibly handle and treat pets, behavior expert Priscilla J. Dunstan writes. Tactile children, for example, who are those who tend to be physical, need to learn about gentle handling of pets, while auditory children, or those that will complain about animal noises, need to understand that making noise is an animal's way of communicating, according to Dunstan.

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