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June 20th, 2006, 12:51 PM
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I wanted to put a thread together on how to get the family dog ready for a new baby. Please, everyone, share you best advice, links, books, etc. It comes up often and it would be nice to have all the info together in one place.

I think the most important thing is patience!! Here's an article that I found helpful before bringing our baby home:
http://help4pets.homestead.com/ResourceArt...s/PetsBaby.html

I also read the book Child Proofing Your Dog and thought it had some good ideas. Some of them were pretty common sense though.

Personally, I think that taking your dog through obedience training before the baby comes in so incredibly helpful. Commands like "leave it" and "drop it" will save you a lot of aggravation. Crate training is also helpful. It's nice to be able to but the dog somewhere and know that he or she isn't getting into trouble.
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