With just a few keystrokes on a computer or mobile device, you can access tons of information about a baby and a dog’s interaction. It can be tough to sift through all the data the internet can provide. Dogs To Diapers understands your baby and dog are the most important members of your family and know that with preparation, they can coexist together in harmony.
With the information overload, how do you know what tips make sense for you and your family? This may be a question you are asking yourself. When it comes to your dog and baby, you want the most trusted, reliable, accurate, proven, and current information possible. Carrie Silva Wooddell is the owner of Dogs To Diapers and has over 15 years of experience coaching and training dogs, dog lovers and helping parents all across Florida prepare their dog when it’s time to bring home their newborn. Carrie provides expert advice and the most up to date news on this topic and more!
What Info Is Relevant to My Dog and Baby
It’s an exciting time bringing home a newborn baby. There are some common misconceptions about the relationship between a baby and dog. This can distort your perception if a dog and baby can live happily together. To find out what information is relevant to both dog and baby, here are some of Carrie’s basics tips you can look out for!
Re-zoning Your House – The addition of your baby will sometimes make your dog confused, as it doesn’t understand what areas are off-limits. Training a dog to stay out of the nursery and baby “areas” will help the dog understand their boundaries.
How to Introduce a Dog to a Baby – Making the introduction comfortable for your dog will help get the relationship with your baby off to a good start. We have a step by step demonstration on the film, to ensure you set your dog up for success for the first time meeting your newborn. There is a lot of conflicting information online and in books about allowing the dog to smell a blanket from the baby, but Carrie explains how that can be very confusing for the dog. We have no way of knowing how your dog will perceive this new odor from the baby. If you think about it, this is comparable to the dog just sniffing a complete stranger. We want to ensure that the dog has a positive association with the smell of your infant and we have developed a system that does just that.
Noticing Dog Behavior – Paying attention to how your dog acts around your baby can give you insight if they are stressed, anxious or showing signs that could lead to aggression. Seeing body language cues from your dog such as growling, avoidance or showing teeth around the baby can help you know how to manage your environment accordingly. With time and patience, everybody will learn their place within all the constant changes.
With all the available information online, we at Dogs To Diapers understand it can be difficult to know what advice is relevant. To have a healthy dog and baby relationship, it’s a good idea to prepare your dog before you bring your newborn home.
Training your dog to stay away from baby areas, giving the dog new jobs around the baby, and making sure the dog has plenty of outlets and interactive toys will help your dog get used the boundaries you establish. Understanding that your dog will receive less attention can help you prepare and train your dog to adjust to a new schedule and relationship. The most relevant information we can provide our clients is understanding that the dog and baby introduction is all about safety, health, and behavior!
If you are looking for the right knowledge without the misleading information about introducing your dog and baby, then download the Dogs To Diapers film. As dog training experts, we have years of knowledge and experience on how to safely introduce your dog to your new bundle of joy. Our film explains who we are and provides coaching and training tips on how to introduce your dog to your baby.It also follows Carrie’s personal journey with her dogs as she waits for the arrival of her newborn. Congratulations on wanting the best for your dog as you purchase our film and prepare for this next chapter of your new life with the baby.