Kids and dogs are like peanut butter and jelly. It just fits.
Some famous child/dog duos include Lassie and Timmy. Ruff and Dennis the Menace. Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Petey and Spanky. Although these pairs are actors, we all wish it could be that easy.
When introducing a puppy into a home with kids, take it slow. Socialization takes time. Even the most well-socialized dog can still get annoyed from time to time. According the AKC, “The data clearly show that most tragic incidents could have been prevented if people simply did two things (1) fenced their dogs and (2) supervised their children.” Because of the statistics on bites, it is highly recommended to supervise playtime with your baby and fur-baby.
To ensure safety to your puppy/dog and child, here are some tips on childproofing your dog.