I get a lot of emails from people who own dogs and are about to have a baby. These people want to make sure they don’t have an issue with their dog attacking a baby. This is when you’ll need your dog training skills.
There is a protocol for dealing with dogs and newborn babies. It starts with never allowing any dog to be unattended around your baby. Not even for 5 seconds. In addition the dog is never allowed in the baby’s room. Not ever! If you don’t own a dog crate it’s time to buy one.
When parents bring a new born baby home from the hospital they should not allow the dog to come and smell the baby or lick the baby. In fact the dog needs to be trained to stay away from the baby.
Your goal is to teach the dog that the baby is your baby and has nothing to do with the dog. The baby should not to be smelled or touched. The dog needs to learn that the baby is a higher ranking member of the family pack and that you (as the pack leader) enforce the babies rank. This is no different than a mother wolf who does not allow other pack members near her newborn pups.
The way to set this training up is to take items that have the babies smell on them; baby cloths, baby sheets, dirty diapers etc. Lay them in your living area where the dog is allowed to be.
The dog is never to be allowed to go near these items. They can’t play with them, or even go over and smell them, they can’t go near them. The dog needs to learn that there is a bubble around the smell of a baby that they are not allowed to enter.
If they do go to smell them they are corrected. Don’t kid yourself that the dog can’t smell these items from a across the room and that’s as close as they are allowed.
When you set up this training the dog should already be on a long line – one of our 20 foot cotton line’s that is cut down will work or you can make one. We also sell very nice leather drag lines that are meant for this work. They are 5 feet long.
If the dog walks over to smell the diaper he gets a verbal no. If he does not turn and immediately (instantly) leave he gets a serious level 5 correction. If he ignores that correction you immediately correct to level 8 or 9. The goal is to teach the dog that the smell of the baby if Out Of Bounds!!
Never leave these baby items lying around when you are out of the room. Treat them just like you treat your baby. The dog and these items are never together – not for a long, long time. Look at it like this. If you can’t control the dog staying away from these articles of clothing then you can’t control the dog staying away from your baby.
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Have you ever put diapers on your dog?
I have a cockerspaniel that is not “potty trained” and I was wondering if putting diapers on her would be an option? She was my mother in laws dog and she never trained her and by the time we got her she never caught on. If anyone has ever tried this please let me know how it work for you. Thanks!
Yeah, actually I have. You can use regular diapers or they make special ones just for dogs. I have a Lhasa who’s 8 years old today, and it took her a really long time to get her trained, (thankfully she is really good at it now!!). But when we were using diapers, they didn’t really help that much. It was really gross and had to be changed constantly. So, when that didn’t work, we trained her to paw at this bell we hung at out door when she needed to go out and that worked great!! (once she caught on
Robert Walsh Kids Clothing Announces April 2008 Updates
We would like to announce the April Winner of our Spring Ahead “Diapers for A Month” Giveaway, and the new changes and additions that were made on the website during April 2008, especially the addition of the “Educational Kids Toys” Page.
In our ongoing Spring Ahead “Diapers for a Month” Giveaway, the April Winner was Kathy K. from Minnesota. This was the second winner in a row from Minnesota.
The website offers families savings up to half off on children’s designer and brand name clothing, from infant wear to teen jeans. The website highlights ways to save the same 50% off on grocery shopping and other family needs encouraging families to start investing in a college savings plan for their child(ren). As Robert Walsh Kids Clothing is a big proponent for successful higher education, it is our goal for parents to be aware of what savings and opportunities are available to them.
This month we added an additional page, entitled “Educational Kids Toys”, to our website. Educational toys and games for babies, infants, toddlers and children of all ages contribute to a child’s mental stimulation and growth, and foster the child’s interest in learning.
The “Educational Kids Toys” page points out to visitors that these baby and infant developmental toys, including baby infant sign language, are great creative and unique baby shower gifts. For Dads and Moms, who are thinking about more practical items, such as diapers, this might raise their consciousness about the importance of these learning and educational baby, infant and toddler toys. This page provides the interested parents or family members, looking for that unique baby shower gift, a place to purchase a safe lead free toy for infants as well as toys made in the USA.
Some of the best selling kids’ toys, such as LEGO Star War Toys, Crayola Crayons, or toys made of wood can be found on this page. Educational and learning toys for children and kids of all ages not only make children smarter–developing higher IQs, but increase their interest in learning.
Lastly, check out our NEW OFFERINGS of Trendy Kids Clothing at bargain prices for a wider variety of kidswear, including infant and baby clothing, toddler outfits, preteen and teen jeans, that now can be shipped internationally to Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Savings are up to half off or more on these top quality popular name outfits…Dora The Explorer, Hannah Montana, Disney, Batman, Spiderman, and other famous named outfits that your children are asking for.
Our website gives families the opportunity to experience a one stop shopping trip to purchase trendy designer children’s wear,junior, teen and women designer tee shirts, teen and adult jeans, women’s apparel including plus sizes and men’s wear up to 50% off. The website provides saving tips for grocery shopping to help families save up to 50% off. As a great proponent of higher education the website directs students and families to sites to search for scholarship and grant monies to pay for their college education.
About the Author
Robert A. Walsh, owner of www.robertwalshkidsclothing.com
, writes articles about family issues. His website offers a one stop shopping experience for families from infants to adults. For FREE “Bargain Kidswear Newsletter” and “100 FREE Resources to Go to College on the Cheap” visit his website.
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