If your kid is not yet saying “doggie,” well, what’s wrong with you? Seek out a dog park and go there as an outing. Even if you have a dog at home, your little guy will enjoy seeing all the shapes and sizes they come in. If you are scared of dogs, stand outside the fenced off area and peer in.
P.S. My kid is 355 days old as of this entry and he is nowhere near saying “doggie”. How could he possibly understand that these two pictures are both dogs?