013: Loud Noises Freak Out Your Dog. What Should You Do?

013: Loud Noises Freak Out Your Dog. What Should You Do?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Strange Noises In The Night Morgan: The question for this week: “Loud noises freak my dog out – is this a problem? What should I do?” Mike: Well yes, I think it kind of is a problem, because dogs...
012: Your Dog Is Aggressive towards other Dogs. Is Your Child at Risk?

012: Your Dog Is Aggressive towards other Dogs. Is Your Child at Risk?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Dog-On-Dog Aggression Or Dog-On-Baby Aggression? Morgan: Alright, here’s the question for today: “My dog hates other dogs. Should I be concerned that this will be a problem with my child?” Mike:...
011: How Should You Deal with Very Young and Very Old Dogs?

011: How Should You Deal with Very Young and Very Old Dogs?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS New Dog Plus New Baby Equals Double Trouble! Morgan: So, Mike, the question for today: “My dog is very young, and full of energy, and she has very little impulse-control – what should I do?” Mike:...
010: Your Dog Is A Spoiled Alpha Dog. What Should You Do?

010: Your Dog Is A Spoiled Alpha Dog. What Should You Do?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIs your dog used to being the center of your attention? Are you worried that with baby on the way, she’s going to feel displaced and act out? Is she a spoiled alpha dog? In this episode, we...
009: You Have a High Energy Dog. What Should You Do?

009: You Have a High Energy Dog. What Should You Do?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Are high energy dogs potentially dangerous to your baby or toddler? That’s a great questions and the answer is yes. Here are some ways you can mitigate the hazards of a rambunctious dog. The...
008: What should you do if your dog has separation anxiety?

008: What should you do if your dog has separation anxiety?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In the previous episode, we explored the question: My dog is afraid of being touched in sensitive areas of her body – should I be concerned? And Mike really took us very deep into this topic. Yes,...
007: Your dog is sensitive to touch. What should you do?

007: Your dog is sensitive to touch. What should you do?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Your dog is sensitive to touch in different parts of her body. What should you do? First off, don’t ignore it. This is one of the biggest reasons why people end up rehoming their dogs. Not...
006: What Should I Do If My Dog Is Afraid Of Children

006: What Should I Do If My Dog Is Afraid Of Children

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this episode of the Good Dog Happy Baby podcast, we explore how to train and prepare dogs that are afraid of children. If you have a child on the way or a new toddler, this is a big one. If...
005: Will My Dog Feel Jealous & Replaced When My Baby Arrives?

005: Will My Dog Feel Jealous & Replaced When My Baby Arrives?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This is one of the most serious issues you need to address when bringing a new baby into the home with your dog. Will your dog be jealous? Will she feel replaced now that she’s no longer...
004: Is It Too Late To Prepare My Dog For My Baby?

004: Is It Too Late To Prepare My Dog For My Baby?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Are you worried that it’s too late to prepare your dog for the arrival of your little one? Well you’re certainly not alone. In this episode, we Mike tackles this question and will give...
003: Will My Dog Bite My Baby? The Warning Signs You Need To Know

003: Will My Dog Bite My Baby? The Warning Signs You Need To Know

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this episode, we discuss the major signs and warnings that your dog might not take kindly to the presence of another little human being in your family. Episode Blog Post Morgan: In the previous...
001: Why Is It Important To Prepare My Dog For My Baby?

001: Why Is It Important To Prepare My Dog For My Baby?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Welcome to the Good Dog Happy Baby Podcast, your source for all the information you need to get your dog ready to meet your baby. In this episode, we create some context for the subsequent...
Lucie’s List: Preparing your Dog for Baby’s Arrival

Lucie’s List: Preparing your Dog for Baby’s Arrival

Several years ago I helped a young woman introduce her dog Sugar to her baby Lucie with great success. Only later would I learn that the woman was Meg Collins, the founder of the popular pregnancy and motherhood blog Lucie’s List. Recently I reconnected with Meg...
Why You Never Leave Your Child Alone With Your Dog

Why You Never Leave Your Child Alone With Your Dog

When it comes to dogs and babies, I have one prime directive above every other. Never leave your child alone with your dog. I’ll explain my reasoning below but the story I want to share does a good job at illustrating why. A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent...
How To Get Your Dog Used To A Crying Baby

How To Get Your Dog Used To A Crying Baby

Crying babies and dogs aren’t the best combination. Especially if you have a dog with a strong prey drive. A few nights ago I had a very interesting, creative training session with a client who is six months pregnant and her two-year old French bulldog, Olivia....
(AUDIO) CNN’s Sanjay Gupta On How To Baby-Prep Your Dog

(AUDIO) CNN’s Sanjay Gupta On How To Baby-Prep Your Dog

Recently, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta produced an episode of his show, A Better Life which focuses on preparing your dog for the arrival of your baby. In the segment, Dr. Gupta quotes extensively from my work and Good God Happy Baby. You can listen to...
Prepare Your Dogs for Baby Coming into Their Lives

Prepare Your Dogs for Baby Coming into Their Lives

This article by Creed Anthony originally appeared on City Dads Group. We had two dogs before my daughter was born: a 9-year-old Rottweiler and a 2-year-old Boxer. Bailey and Sydney were spoiled rotten. We took them on walks, played with them relentlessly, and they...
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