1. Prepare Your Pup
If you have a puppy, this is the perfect time to instill positive behavioral habits. Puppies go through a vital development stage from 8 to 16 weeks, which will shape much of how they behave in the future. Use this period to introduce your puppy to new environments and different people, including children. In doing so, this will help with overall confidence and familiarize your puppy with socializing around little ones. If you have an adult dog, applies. Just be aware that it should be a slightly more gradual process.