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How do you think a border collie that has never been around kids would act when the baby is born?

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Asked by pregers2011 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • It's hard to say. All dogs behave differently. Some don't have a problem adjusting and others don't do so well.

    Answer by MrsMWF at 4:28 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • it depends on the personality of the dog. if you have had him a while the transition might not be that bad just make sure you introduce the dog the the new baby and watch him carefully. had a pitt bull and when our DS was born we would lay him on a pillow on the floor and let the dog sniff him and lick him. this was as soon as we brought him home from the hospital. of course we were right there on the floor watching the dog like a hawk. we would do this every day for about 30 minutes until the dog got used to him. then they were best friends

    Answer by MonkeyMommyNJ at 6:45 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Statistically speaking, larger dogs fair better than smaller dogs do with children. Be very calm & gentle when you introduce them. In order to help your dog feel like he or she is still loved & important make sure to spend some time with him or her.

    Answer by sarenaerin at 11:34 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

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