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When is a good time to get a pet for the family

My son is 15mos and I really want to get either a german shephard or a doberman.  I was thinking maybe when he turns 2?  But I'm not sure.  I don't want to get one so soon and have it be stressful. 

 
DomoniqueWS

Asked by DomoniqueWS at 1:15 AM on Feb. 26, 2011 in Pets

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  • I would wait until he is much older. At this age it is too stressful for the dog, the baby, and you to try to deal with the baby thinking the dog is a toy, training the dog, walking the dog, keeping the baby away from the dog food, etc..
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:56 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Now is ok. Just be careful and explain to your child that he can't pull on the dog or climb on the dog. Some dogs are ok with that, but even those dogs can change in a heartbeat.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:23 AM on Feb. 26, 2011