Let the dog first smell a blanket, hat, or piece of clothing that smells like the baby. If she is introduced to the smell first then she is more likely to be welcoming to the baby. Give her positive attention while she is investigating said clothing, so she will put the smell with positive attention. Then when you introduce the baby have one of you holding her or being close to her and have your partner bring the baby over. Allow her to sniff the baby and investigate again with positive attention towards her. Allow her to feel out the baby (in a safe way obviously), so that she feels comfortable and at ease with this new baby.
at 10:09 AM on Mar. 4, 2011