Welcome! My Maggie was also my first dog. I got lots of support and great suggestions from this group. I strongly agree with the puppy socialization class and some obedience training suggested in previous posts. The puppy stage was a challenge but well worth the work. Maggie is just over a year and is a great companion and source of much laughter and fun for our whole family. Your baby is a cutie. Take lots of pictures. I took lots of video but not enough photos when Maggie was a baby.