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Tweety, is there a dog training class - "kids & dogs" nearby at all? This would be a great class to take now even though you don't have a dog. The other thought is hire a certified dog trainer that is willing to work with you and your daughter now with her own dog - or just sign up for a puppies training class. Even though you don't have a dog - this may be well worth the time and money now - to have your daughter interact within a controlled environment. It would be important, I think, to have your daughter get accustomed and exposed now as opposed to later when you get the dog. Otherwise, the concern is there'll be anxiety, etc. in the home while you're trying to create a strong bond/relationship with the dog. And I agree with Krandall - puppies, then adolescent - the relationship could go south and end up in a vicious, frustrating cycle for the whole household. Just thoughts - best of luck.