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Getting a dog while pregnant am I crazy to be considering this?

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Wishfulmakeupping Tue 13-Nov-12 10:29:32

Me and the OH have always wanted a puppy and said that a good time to get one would be when we were having our first child. I'm 30 wks preg and the conversations come up again in some ways it does make sense BUT I've never had a dog before so I think I will be shocked by how much hard work they are, we were planning on being in a bigger house at this point but thanks to the recession we are still in our little starter home so am worried about space and even with all the training could I ever be sure the baby would be safe around the dog once little one arrives?
If we were getting a dog it would be a lab
Thanks for any help/advice

curiousgeorgie Tue 13-Nov-12 21:09:17

I've had a dog then a child, and my friends had a child then a dog.

Child first, everytime.

Dogs are harder work than babies... It's be like having triplets. wink

Midgetm Wed 14-Nov-12 09:53:45

Good call - also your DC will love having a puppy so it will be something you can share all together. Good kick with your pregnancy.

Midgetm Wed 14-Nov-12 09:53:55

Luck even..

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 14-Nov-12 14:48:32

Thank u

Emsyboo Wed 14-Nov-12 15:22:39

I agree with the comments

I think if you were early in in your pregnancy it would be different and had time to get the dog more trained but 10 weeks is not long enough especially for a first dog/puppy

You also don't want the dog getting jealous of the baby but if you treat the dog as a pet not a baby then you should be ok. I think dogs are great for kids but you have to be careful with any animal and babies.

If I were you wait till your child is older about 4 or 5 or look at getting an older already house trained and family friendly dog when baby is over a year. Just my opinion.

Good luck x x

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