Monica Valdivia
by on October 13, 2022  in Family & Home / Let's Talk Baby / How To /
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Even though dogs can hear, smell, and see babies, they don't understand what they are, so it is surprising that dogs treat babies differently than they treat adults. While your dog may not care much for adults, you might notice that your dog seems particularly interested in babies. As your baby is still very young, you can usually keep them separated from your pets for the majority of the time. Keep your pets out of the room where your baby sleeps, and do not let them share the same bed as your baby.

It is not uncommon for dogs to be jealous of babies and to behave differently after a newborn comes into your home. Dogs are highly social animals who thrive off routine and the undivided attention of their owners. A newborn can change that for them, resulting in signs of jealousy for some dogs. A new baby is one of the things that causes many dogs to behave badly when they are brought home by a new parent, and this is because they get stressed out as they undergo all the changes taking place in the house. A simple solution to this problem is to keep your dog on its regular schedule.

 

What to do to prepare your dog for the arrival of a new baby?

 

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  • It is a good idea to place your pup's meals in a safe place.
  • All furniture should be off-limits
  • Invest in dog walkers and trainers.
  • Make sure you understand your dog's body language.
  • Slowly begin to introduce all of the new baby equipment, one piece at a time.
  • You should train your dog not to go into the nursery (aka the room where your baby sleeps)

 

The dog may experience periods of depression if they go through major changes in their life. These include the move to a new home, the addition of a new baby, or the addition of another pet to the family. Even a change in the dog's schedule, for instance, when a stay-at-home owner takes on a new job, can make the dog feel depressed. When your dog growls at your baby, he is sending a clear warning that he is displeased with the baby's actions or proximity and is warning you that he is very uncomfortable. Be grateful that your dog chose to growl rather than bite at your child.

As dogs do not have the ability to communicate with humans in the same way that they do with other dogs, they attempt to attract your attention by nudging or bumping into you. Generally, when a dog bumps or nudges you with his or her nose, it is because they want your attention or they want something from you.

 

Signs that your dog likes your baby:

 

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  • Your dog searches for the baby's items.
  • Babies receive gifts from your dog.
  • While you're holding the baby, they want to be next to you.
  • They are looking for your baby.
  • Laying near your baby is their favorite pastime.
  • The two of them play together.

 

What dog breed is best with babies?

  • Golden Retriever
  • Bulldog
  • Poodle
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Bull Terrier
  • Beagle
  • Collie

There is nothing like a dog and a child who are a match made in heaven, but it can take some time for that bond to form. Do not set expectations that magic will happen immediately. Teach or review basic commands before the baby arrives. Make sure that your dog is familiar with new gear, new routines, and new smells before the baby arrives.

 

Read also:

5 Tips To Childproof Your Home To Keep The Baby Safe

How To Keep Baby Safe From Climbing

What Makes Sibling Bonds So Special

How To Deal With Your Toddler's Jealousy Towards The New Baby

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Dennis Riley
golden retrievers are the best.
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October 24, 2022
Michele Bell
having a dog, the baby will grow up having a loyal bestfriend
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Dimitri Monroe
if you're planning to have a dog while still pregnant, choose a dog that is not agressive
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November 5, 2022
Lauren Beck
we have a golden retriever and a beagle.. and they're so close with my kid
November 5, 2022

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