When my daughter, my first-born, was six weeks old, we brought home a German shepherd puppy, Pepper. The puppy was black trimmed in silver, and she and my baby fell in love with each other immediately. As they grew up together, they became closer friends. However, we closely supervised them together for the first two years. Time after time, Pepper proved that she wouldn’t hurt “her” girl, and we trained our daughter not to harm the dog even accidentally.