I have a 5 month old cocker spaniel who is on the whole very well behaved. He isn't aggressive, though can be a little boisterous when playing sometimes. He is quite intelligent and is responding really well to training.
He plays great with my other children (aged 3 upwards) and easily calms down when told to. However he also has separation anxiety as he had a rather difficult start to life (this is something we are working on with the help of a trainer)
I have a little boy due in 8 weeks time and i just wonder how we can prepare our pup (Toby) for his arrival?
We've been letting him get used to baby's things, furniture etc, and have even tried holding my daughters' dolls to see how he reacts!
I would never leave him (or any dog, not even my elderly deaf labrador!) with any child unattended, but i don't want to stress the puppy out with too much change. Especially given his seperation anxieties. And i don't want him jealous, or resenting the baby.
Any advice or titbits would be greatly appreciated :)
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