The family dog is often not properly prepared for the arrival of a newborn resulting in the dog becoming isolated or rehomed. Carrie Silva Wooddell, a professional dog trainer with over ten years of experience, teaches families how to better understand their dog and demonstrates how to prepare and introduce their dog to their new baby. In recent years the number of child dog bites has risen. Keep your baby safe by learning the warning signs to watch for when your dog is around your baby. Not only does Carrie offer the perspective of an accredited dog trainer but this video follows her personal journey from being pregnant and sharing the same concerns as many first time moms who love their dogs.
Dogs to DiapersPosted: 11-17-2015 • Length: 48 mins
Categories: Basic Obedience/Marker Training, Misc
This is an excellent video full of commonsense info that we don't think to do. I really like how the instructor states ANY dog can bite. We often believe our little 'Fido' would never do that but it's possible with any dog, trained or otherwise.
The idea of introducing the babies scent with a positive scent, i.e. that of the owners is great.
Wow! The information in this video would have never crossed my mind. I'm expecting in 3 months, and did not think I needed to prepare my wonderful family dog for the arrival of our baby. Thankfully somebody got me this video, because I realized that he really does need to be prepared. Every dog is capable of biting, and we now know how to properly get our dog to accept and be safe around our baby. One of the most valuable gifts we have received!
Great video! Can a "place" command be used instead of "away?" While napping, can a crate be used instead of a baby gate (crate is not in the "nap room")?
My rating would have been 5-stars if showing how to train your dog to heel, place, down-stay were demonstrated (I realize that "away" was demonstrated). For a trainer watching the video, it would not be necessary, but an expectant family would need additional resources. Maybe a link to the Leerburg resources for these commands would be helpful.