Dog Training for New Parents – Cribs and Canines in Queens NY
Are you expecting a child and are concerned about how your resident fur baby might react to the change? Have you recently had a baby, and your dog just isn’t interacting well with him or her? These are common and often overlooked problems for dog-owning couples, and that’s why Excelsior Dog Training is now offering Cribs & Canines.
Cribs & Canines is an in-home training program designed to prepare your pet for the immanent changes that come with pregnancy and an infant. The home environment will change, the dog may not be able to interact as boisterously with the mother, baby toys may be confused with dog toys, etc. Behavioral problems that seemed insignificant before baby, like hyperactivity and mild food aggression, may seem overwhelming now. The dog can’t jump on the pregnant mother or a new mother holding her baby. What if the child begins crawling and puts his/her hand in the dog’s food bowl? Will the dog bite? What if you and your baby just need some space, but your dog is used to being close to you or even in your lap at all times?
Maybe your dog just isn’t a fan of the new, crying baby and has suddenly developed a whole new host of behavioral concerns.
Let Excelsior Dog Training help your pet adjust. We can come to your home, evaluate the situation, and design a plan around your dog and your lifestyle. Place training can teach your dog to retreat to his/her own designated spot on command, allowing you to handle the baby without having the dog in your space. We can teach you to use the leash as a communication tool during basic obedience training and walks, so you can still have a nice walk with your dog and baby.
Your child’s safety is our number one concern. Keeping the family together and happy–furry members included–is our second. Together, we can achieve both! Just call 718.855.4425 today to set up your in-home consultation.