Some experts say that it is very important to prepare your house and your dog for the arrival of the new baby. It is a crazy time in every parents’ life and when the new baby is born your world literally goes upside down. It is crucial to bear in mind some basic steps in order to avoid accidents and unpleasant situations involving your newly born.
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Some experts say that it is very important to prepare your house and your dog for the arrival of the new baby. It is a crazy time and when the new baby is born your world literally goes upside down. It is crucial to bear in mind some basic steps in order to avoid accidents and unpleasant situations involving your newly born.
The better trained your dog is, the better you will be able to control its behavior around your baby. There are a lot of guides and online videos (watch a free professional dog training video here) that you can learn from about the basic training for your puppy or grown dog.
Older dogs seem to behave much better around “little people” and very often do seem to even be protective of them.
New family member means a lot of new equipment connected with feeding, changing diapers and other daily activities that you will have to perform. That means that your dog will have to get familiar with this type of equipment I need to make sure that it will not destroy it.
You wouldn’t want to find your diapers in shreds when you get back from work just because you have left them somewhere within your dog’s reach.
We should also never leave the baby alone with the dog in one room. It is just an animal and you can never foresee its behavior. Also it is advisable to keep the baby off the floor, especially when he or she cannot yet walk on their own. Even if the dog is not aggressive, crawling baby can spur the dog to start licking their face and you just don’t want the dog’s germs on your baby’s face.
Positive reinforcement when it comes to the dog should be enforced at all times. You mustn’t scold the dog in the presence of your child because the time they spent together should always leave a positive feeling for both of them.
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Last but not least, the dog has to know its boundaries, which means it has to be trained not to lick, bite your baby’s items such as toys or suckers, not to jump into a crib or onto the baby.
Baby proofing the apartment is one thing but when you add a dog to this mix, there are a lot of safety measures you need to take into consideration that you have probably never thought of before.
There is no easy way to prepare for all this. Thus, having a dog professionally trained is the best option especially if it is one to three years old. Click the image below to see an inexpensive professional training course that will help you keep your baby safe and assure your peace of mind.