Human And Dogs have a special bond, as dogs are called “Man’s Best Friend”. Dogs are also social creatures like human. They also have feelings and want love and attention. They have strong bond with human including babies. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring in our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
Relationship between babies and dogs
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The relationship of dog and baby is unique. There is benefit of their development, physically and psychologically. Both baby and dog (especially young pups) have a common desire of playmate. Most Importantly dogs makes babies happy. It is also proven that their relation creates positive feeling in them.
Also, Research has shown that babies who grow up with dog are less likely to develop certain allergies and usually they have strong Immune system. Babies grow up healthier and happier around dog.
We all have seen many videos of babies and dogs playing together. Most of dogs you might see sniff or lick baby’s face, as its their way of checking baby’s health, this is the behavior of mother dog with her pups too.
TRAINING TO A DOG
Dog’s sense of smell is incredible, they can sense all new things around. When new born baby arrives, the new smell and sound, all these things makes dog anxious due to change in their environment. Dogs should be trained for these changes. Teaching your dog some basic obedience skills will help you to manage your dog’s behavior when baby arrives. Every dog should be taught to be gentle and calm around baby. Gradually introduce your dog to new experiences, sights, sounds and smell slowly, so that dogs can adapt itself with new things. All these things should be taught from the beginning to the dog to show protective and trustworthy behavior towards baby
As your baby begins to crawl and walk maintain your vigilance. Your child will stagger and fall without notice, which may frighten your dog and make him defensive which cannot be good for baby. Keep your dog away from your baby if your baby is using walker, jumper. Don’t allow your baby and pet to be in each other’s company unattended for baby’s first two years.
A relation of dogs and babies is beautiful and wonderful. Your dog and baby may love each other a lot but you should never take it for granted, a dog should never left alone with baby as a babysitter.
Teach your child to respect your dog.
As your child grows teach them to respect dog’s body, safe zones, belongings. Always supervise interactions so that you can guide them as they learn to communicate and play with your dog appropriately. Guiding both of them to develop a good relation between them will benefit all.
A DOG IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU LOVE YOURSELF.
“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”
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