Post # 1
So somehow I just remembered this, I don’t know what brought it to mind, but my little rescue pup is horrified of babies.
She has only been around one for a short period of time but she growled and hid behind me the entire time.
I really think she would get used to one if she were around them all the time and she isn’t a biter or anything, she seems genuinely scared of them.
Has anyone else with a baby had this issue how did it work out?
Any suggestions to help our pup…we don’t have any friends willing to use their baby as a decoy so that’s out lol
And she’s been with us for years she’s family sending her to live with auntie is pretty much not an option unless she starts acting agressive towards the baby.
We have plenty of time to get her some uhm help lol so I hope we can
Post # 3
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@ames12708: Hmmm, I don’t know much about dogs at all, but have you ever tried one of those life like baby dolls around her? There is probably such thing as a class to teach dogs about babies too that you could maybe enroll her in. GL!
Post # 4
@ScottishMrs: I was thinking maybe a lifelike doll, I really think it has something to do with the sounds and movement though. It’s like she can’t fathom a tiny human and so it is the most terrifing monster ever. It’s kind of cute now but I think it’s going to get bothersome quickly.
As for a class that would be awesome but she’d hate it lol she’s not very pleased by other dogs either. She had a really ROUGH life before we got her so I try not to blame her too much and she’s come a long long way.
Post # 5
@ames12708: My dog does not like kids. I’m not sure how he will feel about a baby. I have a plan & hope I can desensitize him a bit and that since it is my baby he will accept it into the pack.
I started around 10 weeks (I’m just 12 now) by randomly playing a video of a baby crying LOUDLY. And I mean at 4 or 5 am when he is dead asleep. The first 2 times it startled him, but now he doesn’t acknowledge it.
I plan to work A LOT on his basic obedience- sit, stay, down. I want him listening perfectly and immediately. I will also buy a baby doll and carry it around and keep him in a sit/stay near me and away from me. I will then have baby on the floor and work on a sit/stay.
We will likely have our trainer out to make sure I haven’t missed anything. There are articles online that talk about how to introduce (something that smells like baby should be brought home to him, but he shouldn’t get free sniffing- sniff from a distance, then closer but not touching). Also, starting now the dog should not be allowed in baby’s room unless invited.
good luck- I know it is stressful! Dogs are our babies, too!