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EPISODE 19

Expecting a New Baby? What to Expect From Your Dog When You Are Expecting!

This show is all about how to prepare your dog for the arrival of a new baby. Having a baby is one of the most joyous times in your life, but it is important to prepare and make sure that the relationship with your dog is safe and loving and off to the right start! 

This is one of the happiest times of your life and if you are prepared and responsible, you can foster a loving and trusting bond with your dog when the baby arrives. 

Planning Ahead is Key!

  • Get your dog used to any adjustments that you can anticipate now.
  • Establish the new schedule ahead of baby's arrival.
  • Establish a routine.
  • Reinforce structure before the baby arrives - do your leadership exercises with him.
  • Reacquaint your dog with his crate.
  • Refresh your commands. This will be almost impossible to do once the baby arrives.
  • Give your dog more exercise - a tired dog is a more tolerant dog!
  • Play the sounds of a baby crying so your dog gets used to this.
  • Reassure your dog he is not being replaced.
  • How to make the first introduction to your new baby safe and positive.
  • If you are going to use a stroller, get your dog used to it ahead of time.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT, SUPERVISE! 
  • Warning signs of when to seek the help of a canine behaviorist.

 

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