"Babies & Dogs"- the art of coexistence
Oops, it's okay!
A positive way to teach your dog that when a bottle hits the floor, a shriek comes from the baby, something falls from the changing table, etc it is all no big deal. After your dog learns, "Is everything okay?!" she will be looking at you happy and relaxed instead of feeling anxious, stressed, or react in an alarming way that adds to your concern of dog and baby living together.
Safe, nearly indestructible toy that can deliver your dog's normal diet to her while baby cries, needs a nap, or you just need to rest. Too tired to walk the dog? Give the dog a Kong. Just need a mental breather as all new parents do? Give the dog a Kong. Kong 101 will alleviate the thought of feeling bad for the dog who just got bumped in rank and help everyone adjust a little easier. Win/Win.
Picture your baby in the swing, laying on a play mat, being held by a visiting family member and here goes your dog right up to baby, face-to-face, and you have learned that this is not the safest scenario. What's a Mom or Dad to do? Sound Orient that's what you do! Imagine that your hands are knee deep in dirty dishes or maybe you're busy pumping to keep milk production up. What's a parent to do? Sound Orient, ta-da! After you and your dog learn Sound Orient you can quickly change a concerning situation into a well played out, safer production.
Coming Home With Baby for the 1st Time
The last thing a tired parent needs is to come home to a jumpy, demanding, missed you oh-so-much dog that could possibly wake, startle, or accidentally hurt your precious newborn as you enter your home. There is a safer, less worrisome, more enjoyable way for everyone to greet and your dog will appreciate the greeting too. Jennifer will lay out the steps for you. Now, if only she could lay out a nice pillow for you parents too;)
Want to escape to a bubble bath? Have a 20 minute nap without being awaken by baby? Want to stretch out and just vegetate for 10 minutes? So does your dog! Let Jennifer teach you about dog safety zones and give a well deserving dog their sanctuary. Apologies in advance, if you end up jealous of your dog.
K9 Body Language In Depth!
50% of children are bitten before the age of 12 yrs old. One is too many. The child winds up mentally scarred for life and dog is most of the time re-homed or killed because they can't be trusted. K9 body language education will teach you when to tell when a dog is stressed, too aroused, or unhappy. Rule out false, dangerous thoughts of relying on a stranger's opinion when they say, "he loves babies" or thinking that your friends dog was always good with their kids. Become proactive and put on your dog vision! See what Jennifer see's as dog's-are-dog's. We have the power to know when they have reached their limit or are having an off-day. Unlimited tolerance simply does not exist and limits can become lowered when sleep deprived. Human or dog.