Baby and Dog
Learn how your dog will accept the baby
An exciting time is coming. You are expecting a baby! You have a lot of questions. What if the dog doesn't accept the baby? What if something goes wrong? Oh well, it won't go that fast, will it? In this online training, you will learn how you can be sure that everything will go smoothly and safely.
Do you recognize this?
Do you recognize this?
- Your dog is the child in the house
- Your dog is not socialized with children
- It's difficult to know if your dog will accept the baby
- Are you a bit worried about whether things will go well?
- The thought 'it will be fine' is trying to reassure you
Deep down you know better
Read Anne's review here. She had slight doubts before starting the ‘Baby & Dog training’.
“The ‘Baby & dog training’ has made me more confident. I felt more relaxed during the first meeting between our dog Dobbe and our son Laurens. I learned a lot from the explanation about the dog's body language. The general information about biting incidents and that we have been able to practice in detail the preparations for the arrival of the baby with our dog. A lot of people I told about this training didn't even know it existed. I would recommend it to other parents, especially if parents still feel insecure or if they have little experience with dogs or dogs and babies.” – Anne
What if ...
You're wrong? And your dog is not so relaxed around your baby?
Your dog will soon have a lot of problems with adjusting.
What if he gets aggressive towards the baby?
You miss the opportunity to do it right, straight away. Unless…
You are well prepared to get started!
A unique training
A dog thinks differently than us humans, you have to immerse yourself in it to understand it. With this training, you will learn step by step how to prepare your dog properly. You will learn a lot about your dog's body language. And you will learn from the most common pitfalls. The training is practical, short, and consistent.
Module 1 : Baby & Dog Questions
Module 2 : Script
Module 3 : Head In The Sand
You and your partner will answer 12 questions. You are using these questions to set up your own baby & dog rules. So you are prepared when the baby is born.
You will practice the first meeting with the baby and the dog. You do this with a doll. It seems like child's play. Make no mistake. You will soon notice how your dog might react to the actual baby.
The things you'd rather not read. But what is important to know. Learn from the most common mistakes that caused biting incidents. You get to know the facts.
Module 4 : Dog Expert
Bonus : Checklist
Bonus : Baby & Dog Games
Every dog owner has little insight into the body language of their own dog. You will learn what your blind spot is. And then better understand what your dog is trying to tell you.
A checklist so you are fully prepared for the arrival of the baby.
Soon you will be able to involve your dog with interactive games. With the baby? Good for their relationship and a good way to strengthen your family bond.
Marsha - Personal Paws
My name is Marsha. Owner of Personal Paws. As a Dog Trainer, I get to help people like you understand dogs better. Every year 75,000 children are bitten by a dog. This is almost always the family dog. That is why I think it is very important to help people who are expecting their first baby, to reduce the number of biting incidents.
Herman - ”It has mainly given me peace of mind and more knowledge/insight about the possible risks. I would definitely recommend it.”
Questions from other parents
- What is the most common nonsense advice?
- There is a lot going on, on forums and social media. Unfortunately, there all rumors. For example, advice such as: “You should give your dog the baby's first poo diaper” – “Give your dog the placenta” – “Put your baby in the dogs bed immediately”. “You have to be dominant to your dog”. I always hold my breath when I read this kind of rumor. If parents rely on this, things are guaranteed to go wrong.
- How can you prepare a dog for the arrival of a baby?
- That starts around the 20-week ultrasound. For example, you are going to do a role play. Perform practical exercises. Make lists of behaviors your dog will no longer be allowed to do and think of alternatives. And rearrange the furniture in your home before the arrival of the baby.
- How does a dog react to a baby?
- An open door, but that differs per dog. You can never predict how a dog will react to a baby during or after the first encounter. Even good dogs that always get along well with children can respond differently to unexpected changes than you expected. There are a lot of additional factors involved. Think of: the energy and mood of your dog at that moment, your energy and mood at that moment. Pain in the dog's body, posture, behavior, and tension level. Your routine, changing rules. That is why it is important you learn to pay close attention to your dog's body language.
- Am I guaranteed to learn something from this training?
- Yes, you become more mindful of where the potential dangers lie. Learn to look at situations from your dog's perspective. And understand why some things are difficult for your dog that seems perfectly logical to you.
- Why does a dog lick the baby in the face?
- It depends. First, it is impossible for a dog to distinguish between a face, hand, or leg. Dogs may lick each other as a greeting or social behavior. But it can also come from insecurity or stress. And it can be a signal from your dog to indicate. 'I don't know what to do with it'.
- Our dog is protective towards the baby, what should I do?
- Very sorry, but you're actually too late. Prevention would have been better than curing the problem now. If you want to solve this problem properly, you must first thoroughly examine why your dog is protective of the baby. A lot has changed for your dog since the arrival of your baby. What change has this behavior developed? What did you do before and during the first meeting? What makes it worthwhile for your dog to protect the baby? Your dog should accept bystanders around the baby at all times.
- Does the dog have to be present during birth?
- No. This is also a rumor and does not add anything to the meeting process between your dog and the baby.
With this training you will be fully prepared.
Direct access to the online training
4 modules in which you and your dog are well prepared for the arrival of your baby
Bonus 1: a checklist so you can be sure that you have thought of everything
Bonus 2: baby and dog games. Tips to involve the dog in your family
Everything from package 1
A 45-minute Zoom call in which you can ask all your questions and receive even more advice from me
Only for residents of Amsterdam
Everything from package 1 and 2
A 60 minutes home visit. I'll check with you to see if you've thought of everything and give you tips and advice to prepare your dog for the arrival of your baby.