It may just be a training point on her part. My sons been around our 2 cats since he was born. And he's been around his sitters 5 dogs since 9 months (two small dogs and a medium sized adult dog to start and then they got two puppies that were 5 weeks old when he was about 16months). He turned 2 at the end of march. We have since taken the two youngest dogs from them and they are 9 months old now. There are advantages with puppies as well as adult dogs. We originally wanted a dog that was at least a year old that was potty trained and does good with kids. We didn't want to be potty training puppy while we have a 2 yo running around and a now 2 month old. Since these two dogs have been around our son since he was really little and were taught not to jump on kids when they were a lot smaller I think that helped. With children and with puppies you have to teach the child not to hit and teach the dogs not to nip or jump on the child. You can bring your LO to friends houses more often to get her used to the idea of an animal and begin teaching her that its not okay to hit. (or ride... my son keeps trying to ride the dogs. Though when I was younger I did the same thing. Another benefit to knowing the dogs are good with kids. They just stand up and he slides off)View Thread
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