Pets and children are good for each other A pet owner can be fun for you and your child when it comes to choosing a pet, ask your local veterinarian. Looking for a very small pet and taking time for its food and training program can be costly and your doctor can help you make the right choices according to your situation.
Our dogs are very consistent with us, so with an event as monumental as a pregnancy, your dog has already sensed that something is up. But just because she has picked up on the new feelings hanging in the air, doesn’t mean that she understands what they mean.
Here are some tips for preparing your dog for new arrival:
Focus on leadership:
Nine months is more than enough for you and your pets to work and work through most issues and smooth any unwanted habits, and establish yourself as an incredible pack leader. If necessary, hire a professional to work with you. When you bring your newborn baby to a quiet, well-behaved dog, then you will appreciate the work that you have kept in.
Be aware of your energy:
A pregnancy affects the whole family. You can feel excited, anxious or worried, remember that your dog will mirror your feelings.
Claim your child’s smell:
Before bringing the baby to the house, bring that item, in which your child’s fragrance, such as birch clothes, during this exercise from the hospital, it is important that you set clear boundaries. When you are holding the item, challenge the dog to sniff from the distance. By doing so, you are contacting your dog that the item is yours and then allowing the dog to smell. “This new item is mine, and will need to follow my rules around it.” It helps to start the process of respect for the child
Controlling the introduction:
Begin by taking your dog on a long drive, make sure to remove all the energy of your dog before returning, wait at the doorstep; Ensure that your dog invites him before entering a quiet-humble state. Upon entering, your dog will know immediately that there is a new fragrance in the house. If you have already introduced fragrance, then it will be some familiar. The mother or father holding the child should be in a completely peaceful state. The dog should be allowed to smell the baby, but at a respectable distance. During this first meeting, do not bring the baby very close. After all, the dog can be allowed to get closer to the child. By doing this, you are teaching the dog to respect the child as another pack leader
Teach your child:
Once your child is in a exploratory situation, it is important to supervise all the interactions between him and his or her dog. It is a great opportunity to teach your child that do not disturb the dog, tilt his tail, etc. These lessons cannot begin on mutual respect soon. Many children have unknowingly incited an otherwise peaceful dog, just because they were unaccustomed or their parents did not give them proper directions.
Do not forget the dog:
A dog does not need toys or needs to feel important; you need to maintain it regularly, walk daily and provide continuous leadership that will help your dog feel safe and allow him to relax about the new addition of the family.
Your child’s safety comes first.
If, after working with a professional and on your own, you are still not 100% confident about the safety of your baby with your dog, then finding your dog another home to protect the well-being of your child and pet is a step you may have to take.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
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