When you bring a new baby home, your dog will be exposed to a myriad of new sights, sounds, and smells. Some of them can upset her, especially if she didn’t have the opportunity to spend time with children when she was a puppy. You will radically change your daily routine, so your dog’s schedule will also change.
And by necessity, she will receive less of your time and attention. This can be a difficult time for her, especially if she has been an “only child” for some time. As your child develops, teach him to respect your dog’s body, safe areas, and things.
Always supervise the interaction so you can guide your child while he learns how to properly communicate and play with your dog. Everyone wins by playing an active role in developing the relationship between your child and dog.