Can babies play with puppies? Many babies become interested in patting dogs when they’re as young as 6 months old. That’s fine, as long as your dog is comfortable with the attention and you keep a close eye on your baby at all times. Never leave your child alone with a dog, even if it’s your well-trained, easygoing family pet.
Is it safe for puppies to be around babies? “Never leave your puppy alone with your baby or child. Puppies and dogs will show us subtle warning signs that they are uncomfortable and if these warning signs go unnoticed they can become more serious. If you require further help or advice on your puppy’s behaviour, speak with your local Greencross Vets.
Why do dogs play with babies? Canines are smitten with babies and can form strong connections because of the amount of time spent together. Both a baby and a dog, especially a young pup, have a common desire for a playmate and someone who will give them attention.
When can my dog play with my baby? If parents are dead set on bringing a dog into their family, he recommends they wait until their youngest child is at least five before they get a dog and even then they need to recognize the impact it will have on their daily routines.