Dogs are wonderful companions. They bring so much light and love into your home. But if you’re expecting a new human member of your family, you might be a big concerned about how your four-legged family member will react. That’s understandable. While bringing home a baby might be very exciting for you, for your dog, it might be a bit scary.
From a canine’s point-of-view, a baby looks like his human best friends; however, it acts, moves, smells, and makes sounds that are much different than anything he has experienced with you, your spouse, and other adults or even older children in your family. To add to the confusion, this strange little being is also taking up all of your time and energy. While you might try your best to offer your pooch the much-needed attention that he needs, desires, and deserves, the fact of the matter is that things are going to change A LOT once you bring home a baby. Babies can change the entire dynamic between a dog and his pet parents.
With all of that said, it’s pretty easy to see why canines can get a bit jealous and even aggressive toward newborns. After all, he’s no longer the center of your attention; the baby is. But, with proper planning, you can ensure that the transition will be a smooth one for your pet. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are introducing the furriest member of your family to the tiniest member of your pack.