We know that having a dog can make children very happy and teach them about responsibility, how to be loved and loving, and how to respect living things. However, it is important to remember that dogs are a different species.
There is a lot that parents can do to reduce the risk of dogs harming babies and children. This guide provides advice to parents looking forward to welcoming a new baby into the home, as well as those who already have children and a dog in the household. The advice provided should be shared with friends, neighbours, carers and relatives.