A kid and a newborn/baby are not the same context for your dog and they may not treat them the same. Your dog might not know what the sounds and movements of a newborn are. Sometimes a dog can have impulse issues around a baby’s high pitch scream and irregular movements. A predatory response could be triggered within your dog and that could be dangerous to your newborn.

*According to fatal dog attacks statistics, the age group with the highest number of fatalities our children under the age of one year old and account for 19% of the deaths due to dog attacks.
*Of these, 72% of deaths were newborns less than 90 days old.

Remember, your dog may not understand your newborn is a human. There are ways you can test your dog and help you to know the best training approaches to take and how to work with them for the safety of your new baby.