Join Date: Aug 2012
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Thoughts - very young children don't really differentiate between a living dog, a toy or another child.
Puppies will interact with very young children as if they are littermates - biting, growling, chasing, jumping, etc.
Young children squeal, flap arms and legs, trip and fall, pull hair, poke eyes, put toys theirs and the dogs in their mouths, can be scarred for life from a frightening experience with a dog.
Young puppies can grow up to love or ate children based on their early experiences with young children
Children have a hard time understanding that puppies need naps, shouldn't be teased, will bite when push beyond their limits.
You all ready have a lot to manage with two young children. A puppy that needs housetraining, bites and nips ankles and hands, takes time for learning to be groomed, is small and needs protecting from your precious little ones will be similar to adding another toddler to your household. Only you know if you have the physical, mental, emotional, and experience resources to an age that addition. It wouldn't be the easiest thing to take on and if it went bad would impact your children's view of the disposability of pets for life.