How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

Baby Gear

Let your dog sniff and explore baby gear, such as the stroller, car seat, and crib. This will help them get used to the new smells and sounds.


When you bring the baby home, let your dog meet them slowly and calmly. Don't force them to interact if they're not ready.

New Commands

Teach your dog some new commands, such as "gentle" and "back off." This will help them learn how to interact with the baby safely.

Enough Exercise

A tired dog is a good dog. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise before the baby comes home. This will help them stay calm and less likely to be destructive.

Safe Space

Create a safe space for your dog where they can go to relax and get away from the baby if they need to.

Supervise All Interactions

Always supervise all interactions between your dog and the baby. This is especially important when the baby is young and still learning how to interact with animals.

Be Patient 

Be patient and consistent with your training, and your dog will eventually learn how to live peacefully with the baby.

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