Getting louder than your kids is just teaching them that yelling is how you solve problems around here. I know this. And clapping your hands really loudly probably should be reserved for the dog. I know this, too.
"Trust me, it's hard. After a week, you'll be letting the dog lick your baby's face clean just so you don't have to get a cloth." I'm about to become a Dad, and this is the sort of advice I've been getting from my male friends.