The way dogs and children bond is amazing. Most dogs seem to understand that kids are fragile and should be treated much differently than their adult counterparts. While interacting with children most dogs put up with a wide variety of behaviors that can even sometimes be rough for the dog. The dogs ability to always enjoy the presence of children even when they’re sometimes treated roughly makes a dog a very popular pet for families. Typically, a dog will develop a very strong bond with kids that are a part of their family.
Not all dogs bond as well with new children though. It is important to begin training your dog well ahead of your child’s arrival. This training will help teach your dog that children are sensitive and should be treated gently. Dogs have great instincts that make them terrific companions for children but sometimes they need a little help bringing those instincts out.