Resources For families with dogs and babies!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Baby scooching (youtube)

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.

1 comment:

Pai said...

Thanks for this video analyzation series! YouTube is a goldmine for seeing unintentionally scary interactions with animals of all kinds... I really hope more people could read these posts and learn what their dogs are truly communicating to them.

So often children and dogs are seen to be in conflict, when just a little bit of education would make such a big difference!