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Is getting a puppy when you have a toddler dumb?
by Anonymous
November 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Do you consider it dumb and/or dangerous to get a puppy when you have a 12 month old?

Why or why not?

We are getting a puppy for Christmas and have a 12 month old. Some people are saying its so irresponsible and dangerous getting one when the baby is so young. Thoughts?

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  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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  • masonsmommy107
    November 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    Why is it dangerous? I think it's better to have both of them grow up together.
  • Karenjm
    by Karenjm
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    I think it's great.  They can grow up together.  Although it depends on the puppy obviously.  They can be a lot of work and so is your toddler.  The puppy will most likely want to play with the toddler and may hurt him or her, but you just need to keep an eye on it.  What type of puppy is it?

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    I agree. They are saying it will scratch and bite her. Smh

    Quoting masonsmommy107:

    Why is it dangerous? I think it's better to have both of them grow up together.
  • ashleywright88
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    From personal expierence, yes. But it could have been because when I got a puppy when I had twin toddlers. It was awful lol.

  • MistyMoo
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    As Lon as you and DH agree that it's ok then no. I will tell you that getting a
    Puppy when you have a newborn is stupid.. My sons at her decided that right after having a baby would be the perfect time to surprise me with a puppy -_- we aren't together anymore lol..
  • JDmommyJD
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

     dumb! YES! Been there, done that. FML!

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    Great pyrenees

    Quoting Karenjm:

    I think it's great.  They can grow up together.  Although it depends on the puppy obviously.  They can be a lot of work and so is your toddler.  The puppy will most likely want to play with the toddler and may hurt him or her, but you just need to keep an eye on it.  What type of puppy is it?

  • NiamhWitch
    November 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I don't see what the issue is.  We got an older puppy (boxer-hound mix) when my son was 12 months old, and she was with us until just last year (5 years... She died at 6 years, unfortunately.  Contracted some kind of virus and the vets couldn't do anything about it. frown miniSorry to go off on a tangent... I miss her).

    Anyway, we also got a puppy (pointer-pitt mix) when I was pregnant with my youngest, and he's still with us.  I don't see the big deal.

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