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Many families have dogs. When a new-born arrives into the family this is often an issue. Dogs are seen as unpredictable. Family members do not want to risk bringing dogs and small kids together. But if you happen to ask families that have had plenty of dogs and plenty of children you would know. Dogs can be taught to be really gentle on small children. In fact even ferocious dogs are gentle on small kids.
If you want to bring-up a dog, the best time would be when it is a puppy. During its growth you can change its personality to suit your needs. Training dogs is easier at the puppy stage. When dogs become big, they find it difficult to learn certain core skills.
Build a bond with your dog
A bond of trust and understanding has to happen between the dog and the master. This will help the master control the dog better. The dog responds to its master better if the bond is strong. In the future, when you have new-borns it will be easy for you to control your dog, and influence its behavior the way you want it to be.
Don’t tie the dog and get it used to children
When getting your dog used to children, don’t fasten it somewhere. You should hold your dog, while letting your children come and touch it. Children can be intimidating to the dog. Children have fast motions, will make eye-contact, and raise their voice. All this might startle the dog initially. But if you have a firm grip on it, it should be OK after some time.