1. Jenn T

    Interesting read. When I was pregnant with my first child, Sara I used a book called Tell Your Dog You’re Pregnant: An essential guide for dog owners who are expecting a baby. It was really helpful and came with a baby sounds and toy noises. Max (my fur child!) took some time to get used to the sounds but the book helped on how to do it. It gave me advice on what changes will occur and how to prepare my Max for them. It also talked about the causes for aggression and why it might occur and how to avoid it. It is written by a vet behaviorist too so it cover health issues as well – I got it from http://www.babyandpet.com.au or Amazon too i guess – mayb that will help someone else!

  2. When my twins were babies we also never ever left my dog alone with them. She was the sweetest dog ever who never even learnt to growl but I never took the risk either.

  3. Last week I blogged about things to think about when getting a puppy and obviously how it would react to babies and children and how you would deal with this was one point. Equally important is when you bring a new baby home. Thank you for an excellent post and I am so glad Rosie has taken to the children (and their fallen titbits!) #AnimalTales

  4. The Mother says – Excellent post. We were in the same situation. Ash is a rescue dog and we’d had him 5years before Lucas came along. Because of Ash’s background before we got him, we had concerns. Luckily, from the moment Lucas came into our lives, Ash has been amazing. He’s so protective and never displayed any jealous tendencies. That said, we never took it for granted but we say everyday how lucky we are to have the Grusome 2some!! #animaltales

  5. It’s interesting to read this, because I am not a dog owner, we have cats, but it’s very helpful for those bringing home a baby to a dog at home. I had issues with our cat, when we brought our first baby home, and it took a good 3 months for her to get used to things, I don’t think she has ever actually forgiven me for usurping her as my chief baby and for bringing children into the house though… 😉 Popped over from Animal Tales!

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