Bringing a new baby into a home with a dog can be stressful, but Mikkel Becker has some good news: With precautions and training, your dog can safely and happily cohabitate with a newborn.

Check out the video below for her best advice on teaching your dog proper manners, like not jumping up on people and following the "leave it" command, plus her recommendations for safety items that are worth investing in, such as baby gates. And, of course, a reminder that you always need to be there to supervise your dog’s interactions with your baby.

Good luck with this exciting new chapter in the life of your growing family!
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