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How To Bring A Newborn Baby Into A Family That Already Has A Dog

Written by Chelsea Dogs

The first official pictures of baby George were released today and we were so pleased to see that Lupo their dog wasn’t left out of the all important first family photo!
prince george duke and dutchess of cambridge and lupo dog
It lead us to think about how to bring a newborn baby into a family that already has a dog. It can be a stressful time for everyone but there are many easy things you can do to make the new baby and dog feel comfortable and not excluded.

Family Paws™ Parent Education is the parent organisation of two International licensed programs: Dogs & Storks® and the Dog and Baby Connection™. They provide specialised programs for new and expecting families with dogs. They offer a wide range of support to families, dog professionals and childbirth professionals to support success between babies, toddlers and family dogs.

Their goal is to increase the safety of children and the success of dogs in homes with children. They seek to decrease the number of dogs surrendered to shelters due to easily preventable behavioural problems and common conflicts.

We found this excellent baby and dog safety tip infographic by Family Paws that we thought we would share with you.
How To Bring A New Born Baby Into A Family That Already Has A DogHave you brought a baby into a home that already has a dog? We’d love to hear how you got on and what steps you took to help both dog and baby get introduced.

About the author

Chelsea Dogs

We sell the finest pet accessories on the market. From luxury dog beds, designer dog collars and leads, ceramic dog bowls and treat jars plus a wide range of gifts and accessories that can be personalised with your dog's name, you are sure to find your pet's next favourite accessory here. Visit the shop by clicking the icon below.