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5 tips to help introduce a dog to a baby

My husband and I are dog people – always have been, always will be. He had a dog before we got married, and fun fact about me: pregnancy makes me start perusing the animal shelters for a new dog. Call it a nurturing instinct, call it poor judgement, whatever. But we brought a new dog home during each of my pregnancies. So, I have spent time figuring out the best ways to introduce a dog to a baby. I’ll never forget the night we brought our first son home. Our two dogs came bounding down the stairs to see us, only to turn right around and bolt back upstairs the minute he wailed. It makes sense, really. A baby looks human but sounds and smells like something…other than human. Even the most well-behaved dogs can be stressed by this sudden change in family dynamics. Here are some helpful hints that…