– very motivating to encourage child to vocalise repetitive simple instructions to ‘train’ their pet. “Rex – SIT!” 

– kid is also motivated to tell you what is happening – so use simple sentences like ‘doggy is eating’

– wholesome appealing fun for every age group

– best used at the point at which the child can intelligibly issue a command but needs encouragement to ‘use’ their language 

– needs someone to support – a great bonding activity with an older sibling.