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Introducing Pets to Kids continued...

When you bring the child home for the first time, put someone in charge of controlling the dog. (That someone shouldn't be the parent watching the child.) Make introductions slowly, and give treats generously. "Don't force the interaction," Crowell-Davis says. "Recognize that it may take time."

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Reviewed on March 15, 2013

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