Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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So, I hope you will join me on my journey as I go through the 9 months ahead of me. This will indeed be a learning opportunity for me and you as well!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Young crawlers often make dogs uncomfortable. It is important to always control the touch of a baby this age when interacting with dogs. Notice the dog moving away. This is perfect and a good cue for parents to notice and then reward the dog and remove the baby. If the child continues to pursue the dog after he has moved away (tentatively turning to look at baby as he is doing) then the dog will become increasingly uncomfortable.
What would make baby and dog more comfortable is "Guided touch" wher Mom holds the baby's hand and with her hand over the baby's hand then touches the dog. This way it is more controlled and guided vs. jerky and uncertain.
What a typical cavalier to be so licky.