Quoting ashleywright88:From personal expierence, yes. But it could have been because when I got a puppy when I had twin toddlers. It was awful lol.
From personal expierence, yes. But it could have been because when I got a puppy when I had twin toddlers. It was awful lol.
I think you need to put a lot of thought into this
a puppy is like having another child.
Do you know if your kid is allergic to dogs? how about the needs of this dog? Can you afford vet bills ontop of everything else? Can you afford the costs of dog food, training, and toys?
If you answer no to any of these and still go about getting a dog. Then yes it is irresponsible and can be extremely dangerous.
# 1 - never get a dog at or for a holiday
#2 - unless you are really good dog people, have had dogs, are good at training dogs. DO NOT get a puppy.
Actually, scratch # 2 because if you were dog people you would not be soliciting advice, so yes, getting a puppy with a toddler is dumb.
DO NOT DO IT.
Dangerous? Probably not. A little bit crazy, maybe, lol. We got a puppy when my oldest was really little, and it was A LOT of work. We don't have that dog anymore. I've been wanting to get another dog, but decided to wait until my youngest (age 2) is a little bit older. We'll probably get one next year sometime.
My husband decided to get a new puppy when our daughter was only 7 months old. It was stressful to have to train the dog at the same time as having an infant/toddler in the home. Think about all the work that a new puppy entails and see if you are fully commited to being a loving and patient caregiver.
You also have to consider that all animals are unpredictable. So are toddlers. The two together could be a bad combination. It isn't fair to constantly kennel the dog just so your toddler leaves it alone. It also isn't fair to expect an animal to be tolerate of an aggressive child.
You will not be able to turn your back on either of them for any length of time. Really think through what you want your home enviroment to be like before commiting to adopting an animal into your family.
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