Resources For families with dogs and babies!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New puppy in your house?

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I am always excited when I find something worth sharing.  Nu BowWow has some exciting opportunities for new pup parents as well as for all dog lovers!  Whether you like sharing your dog's image or are interested in some basic manners The village of Nu BowWow has something for you!
Our goal with Family Paws parent education programs is to offer ongoing support and education and resources that will help you and your dog be successful.  This is another great resource that will be expanding and growing.  I invite you to go and start having fun today as you share with other dog lovers!  This new resource will be one to watch and participate in!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Babysitters, Nannies & dogs.... things to consider

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When there is anyone other then Mom or Dad supervising a baby in the home there is likely to be a change in dynamics for the dog. Dogs are sensitive to the changing of people coming and going. Some, more then others. This is often reflected in articles of major dog bite incidents that hit the news. Many times it is not the parent who is the caretaker when the bite takes place. Some reason for this may be:
1. The caretaker is less familiar with the dogs responses and signs indicating stress or agitation.
2. The supervision is not as strong or is overly protective ....indicating something wrong to the dog or creating stress.
3. The caretaker is nervous or fearful of dogs
4. Structure that is normally expected and established for the dog is not in place.
5. Structure for the child is not in place
All of these are just some of the many factors that can contribute to the cause of more frequent bites while children are in the care of someone other then their adult people. Childcare providers and anyone responsible for babies can take advantage of our materials via our podcasts, DVD, presenters and so on. We hope that this is helpful in prevention. We invite caretakers also to join us during our parent education webinars!