[okay, I tend to be a bit naive about some things, but it's gotten me pretty far in life actually. sometimes it's better to not know what you've gotten yourself into and then just deal with it]
The article mentions that this happens probably as a result of not training your dog when he was a puppy. So then a real baby comes a long, dog is neglected, gets into trouble, you get aggravated. Then comes baby 2, you hardly notice you have a dog, decide to give him up.
Just for the record, that's not gonna happen here. It's a good thing he was an easy pup to train.
I mean, look at it this way. If you have a second baby, you're not going to ignore the first kid just because there's another one in the picture. Boss will still be in our family until the day he dies. He will never be given up.
Just wanted to set things straight for all those Debbie Downers out there who don't believe I can handle a dog and a child.