Greetings, (potential) parents! Have you considered how you’ll introduce your dog to the newborn?
how your dog will get the new baby?
The arrival of a new member to your “pack” has brought with it a lot of enthusiasm and joy, and the reality which your dog is the “kid” at the center of everything is about to change.
When do you tell the dog?
The process of preparing the dog for the arrival of the newborn should begin several months prior to the baby’s arrival. Although dogs require a schedule to live a normal life. In the case of a new infant, we must progressively redefine the dog and what is permitted and prohibited.
Introduce Your Dog And Newborn: The new routine should consist of aspects that we may gradually introduce to the dog. By mixing the pack’s lifestyle with long-term planning. Jumping on people, game biting, climbing on sofas and beds, eating homemade food. Being loud, or possessive of belongings and toys are all unacceptable behaviors that must be changed! We’ll work on a few areas to get to the point. Here the dog recognizes his place in the family hierarchy and knows the house rules:
CONTROLLED EXPOSURE (SOCIALIZATION)
Exposure to children in particular, as well as new settings in general, is critical for the dog to acquire accustomed to the noises, cries, appearance, and activity and behavior of children in order to avoid any suspicious or violent reactions from the dog.
CHANGING WRONG HABITS: Introduce Your Dog And Newborn
We will make careful to change any problematic canine behavior or behaviors that could cause problems in the future before the baby arrives home.
The dog should be at the bottom of the household hierarchy, not above the humans. We shall increase our positive leadership toward the dog in order for him to listen to our commands.
As a rule at home, the dog should be at the bottom of the hierarchy and not above the humans. To get our dog to listen to our instructions, we will have to strengthen our positive leadership towards him so that he will be more likely to follow them.
CREATE A ROUTINE: Introduce Your Dog And Newborn
As previously said, the dog requires a routine, and this routine should be tailored to the family’s lifestyle. We must be able to offer the dog a regimen that he can follow over time.
BUILDING A COMMON LANGUAGE
We’ll teach the dog basic commands (“sit,” “put,” and so on) so that we can effectively handle him. The dog must understand its physical position in the household hierarchy. We shall increase our good leadership toward him in this way.
CONGRATULATION! THE BABY IS COMING HOME 🙂
Following the five suggestions below will help the dog understand his place in the household and lay the groundwork for a good friendship with the new baby:
Remember: the dog is ultimately an animal, so if you’re unsure about dog training or don’t completely trust your dog, don’t leave the infant alone with the dog!