when each of my girls were born we had two small dogs (jack russell x mini foxies) – the older one of them was very sensitive and would always be found in my first child’s room under her cot when she was sleeping, if she was one the floor etc he would be constantly by her side and never left her alone until she was big enough to crawl after him lol!
The other dog was more of a “licker” and would want to lick the girls constantly – he was also much younger than the other dog so he was the one we had to watch, but with some simple training he was perfectly fine with them.
I guess each dog though is different and there is always that chance that something could happen, so you do have to be mindful of that and where the dogs are to a certain degree.
I think though having the pets included from the very start is a wonderful thing for both pets and the children – the pets don’t feel left out
Published 23rd November 2019