I my chihuahua was my first baby. And about 2 years after I adopted her, i had DD. And i couldnt imagine alienating Boo, my chi, or treating her any differently. I swear, she knew I was pregnant, and would sit and lay on my belly, whenever she could, like she was trying to hatch an egg lol. She loved that baby from day one. I put DD in her carseat, and put her on th ground for Boo to come see her. She walked over, wagging her tail, and peeked in and sniffed. Then she tried to get into the carseat, and i corrected her. She quickly learned that the baby was to be played with gently, snuggled, and respected. Boo sleeps next to her crib every night, plays with her all day, comes on our walks with us, and sits in DD's lap (DD is almost 2 now) on all car rides.
Dont treat yor dog any different. And correct him/her' behavior around the baby as you would any other bad habit. It worked for us, and Boo has never bitten any kids.
at 1:55 AM on Mar. 31, 2011