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How to Prepare Your Dog for Baby’s Arrival

Remy Bibaud | 27 June, 2023

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Dogs are a part of the family, and when you're expecting a new baby, it's important to include your dog in the preparations. Pet Perennials wants to make sure that your two- and four-legged family members are healthy, happy, and safe by providing tips to prepare your dog for the arrival of a new baby:

Here are some tips on how to prepare your dog for the arrival of a new baby:

  • Introduce your pet to baby sounds and smells. You can do this by playing recordings of babies crying or playing with baby toys. You can also give your pet a blanket or toy that has been used by the baby.
  • Teach your pet basic obedience commands. This will help you to keep your pet under control when the baby is around.
  • Create a safe space for your pet. This could be a crate, a room, or even just a corner of the house. Make sure that the space is comfortable and has everything your pet needs, such as food, water, and a bed.
  • Always supervise your pet when the baby is around. This is especially important during the first few weeks. Be sure to praise your pet for good behavior and correct any unruly behavior immediately.
  • Be patient and understanding. It may take some time for your pet to adjust to the new addition to the family. Be patient and understanding, and don't punish your pet for any negative reactions.

A few additional tips:

  • Take your pet to the vet for a check-up before the baby arrives. This will help to ensure that your pet is healthy and up to date on vaccinations.
  • Avoid leaving your pet alone with the baby. Even if your pet is well-behaved, it is important to always supervise them.
  • Make sure that your pet has plenty of exercise and attention. This will help to reduce boredom and frustration, which can lead to negative behavior.
  • If you have any concerns about how your pet will react to the new baby, talk to your veterinarian. They can offer advice and support.

With a little planning and preparation, you can help your dog adjust to the new baby and create a happy and loving home for everyone.

Baby Announcement available at PetPerennials.com

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Remy Bibaud is the co-founder of Pet Perennials and mom to Harley. Harley, like her sister that preceded her in life, is a sweet and active Labrador Retriever mix. Olive was an adorable, smiling Labrador Retriever mix and Remy’s inspiration for the original Pet Perennials product. Olive was a special gal, gentle, kind and quite an athlete! She loved to play fetch, enjoyed long walks with Remy and sniffing out the deer in her backyard. Remy was fortunate because Olive joined her every day at her former business office. Today Remy is joined at the office by Harley.

Emerging from their own experiences with love and loss, Remy and her business partner set out to create a personalized way to bring comfort to families going through similar pet loss experiences and to offer unique gifts that bring comfort to a grieving pet lover while honoring the memory of a cherished companion. Pet Perennials has grown from there.


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