Congratulations, you’re expecting! It’s great news for you, but what about your pup that is used to being the apple of your eye? He’ll need some help making the adjustment.Get expert advice on transitioning your pet before the new baby arrives when you’re sure to have your hands full.
Kate will ensure your dog knows his basic commands — sit, stay, off, lie down, leave it – so that you can easily communicate to your pooch when he needs to be careful and when he needs to leave you and baby alone.
We’ll use a life-size baby doll to get your dog used to the idea that you have something precious in your arms. He’ll also be introduced to baby sounds (from gurgles to cries), baby smells (from wipes to talcum powder) and baby gear (strollers, baby toys versus dog toys, and much more). Make this a time of joy for you, your newborn and your dog.
Training should start 7 months prior to the birth.