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At what age do most parents get a dog for kids? Is 18 months too young to introduce a pet into the home?

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Timothy Discussing

My wife says "yes" its to early. She's says when they are school age !
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No way! I wanted to get a puppy for my baby right off the bat. I mean, my cats were just fine with my baby, even when I was pregnant they would always cuddle with my stomach. Besid ... More
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When they are old enough to know how to treat the pet as it puts both the child and the pet at risk for getting hurt
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Azaela Discussing

Depends on what kind of dog...and if mom has the energy/time to handle it
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whitney Discussing

They can get a dog whenever, in my eyes. Dogs tend to attach more to the baby/child/children when they grow up with them.
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