Many of us feel our family isn’t complete without a dog. That being said, not all dogs and babies mix.
Some canines don’t have the temperament to cope with the antics of small children, while others just plain get too excited to handle themselves. Despite the potential hazards, however, there are also plenty of success stories out there about people who manage to integrate dogs into families with babies (or vice versa) with no problems at all.
The most important rule to remember when you have young children and dogs in the same household: never leave them alone together unsupervised. Not even for a minute. Not even for a second.
If you need to use the bathroom or answer the phone, bring one of them with you. It doesn’t matter how much you trust your dog with your kids; the time when your back is turned is the most likely moment for an accident to occur. Minimize the risk of your dog harming your kids, or vice versa, by observing this rule.