How to Introduce Your Baby to Your Dog

Prep your dog

Before you bring your baby home, take some time to prepare your dog. This means introducing them to baby-scented items, such as clothing or blankets.

First meeting

When you finally introduce your baby to your dog, keep the first meeting short and positive. Let your dog sniff the baby from a distance.


Once your dog and baby have started to get to know each other, it's important to supervise all interactions.


Teaching your dog basic commands, such as "sit" and "stay," will help to keep them under control around your baby.

Be patient

Introducing your baby to your dog takes time and patience. Don't get discouraged if things don't go perfectly at first.

Signs of stress

It's important to watch for signs of stress in both your dog and baby. If your dog seems anxious or aggressive, it's best to take a break and try again later.

Have fun!

Introducing your baby to your dog should be a fun and positive experience for everyone involved. So relax, enjoy the process.

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