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Old 09-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Honestly, I had all of these plans to transitioning tue dogs, but when it came down to that moment...I went with the flow. The dogs had never seen a baby before and they did fine. It's all about knowing your dog IMO

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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The local shelter where I live offers a low cost workshop on bringing home a new baby (trying to prevent people from rehoming because of a new infant) you can try to see if any place around you offers something similar if you need help. It's called "Dogs and Storks". I believe they also offer a follow up workshop for people with children beween 0-3 years of age. It could be helpful.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Default Socializing your dog with a new baby
I have two three year old blue bully pits. I am expecting my baby in October and was wondering if anyone had any advice for me as far as getting my two babies(dogs) to adapt to the new baby. One is a male non neutured 100 pounds and the other is a female spayed 70 pounds. I am really nervous because I hear about all of these horror stories of pits not adjusting to the new addition. Please Help. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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As Destinoscelgo said, it's about knowing your dogs. Are they trained in basic manners like not jumping on people? How do they act when you take them in public and they are near young children or when young children come to the house? Do they have any aggression or fear problems?

As long as your dogs are temperamentally sound and understand manners, you'll be fine. If the dogs need more training and socialization then you have until October to get it done.

I have 3 kids and never did anything special when I brought them home as newborns. Just remember that you should never, ever, leave any dog of any breed alone with an infant or young child.


There is all kinds of advice out there like bring a blanket from the hospital and use a doll with a tape of a crying baby, etc. Personally, I think that's all bunk. A dog knows the difference between a plastic toy and a real human baby, so it's reaction to a plastic toy and to a real baby won't be the same. The blanket coming from the hospital with the baby's scent on it will also have the scent of anyone who ever touched it, so how would a dog know exactly which scent it's supposed to be paying attention to?
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