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

https://media.blubrry.com/good_dog_happy_baby/p/gooddoghappybaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SanjayGuptaYeti.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRecently, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta produced an episode of his...
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...
(Podcast) Mike Interviewed on Natural Birth and Baby Care

(Podcast) Mike Interviewed on Natural Birth and Baby Care

I was delighted to chat with Kristen from Natural Birth and Baby Care all about how to prepare your dog for the arrival of your baby. Below is Kristen’s writeup from the show and you can listen to it here. Today I interview Mike Wombacher, author of the book...
(CNN Featured Article) How to baby-prep your dog

(CNN Featured Article) How to baby-prep your dog

This post originally appeared on the CNN News blog. (CNN) In the past 30 or so years, dog ownership has sky rocketed while, unrelatedly, young couples are increasingly choosing to delay parenthood into their late 20s and 30s. Where these trends intersect, a dog may...
Dog Bites and Children: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Dog Bites and Children: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Recently I was invited to be a guest on a natural childbirth podcast to discuss my book, Good Dog, Happy Baby, and the issue of preparing one’s dog for the arrival of their child. During the early stages of the interview, one of the first things the interviewer asked...
3 Warning Signs Predicting Trouble Between Your Dog And Baby

3 Warning Signs Predicting Trouble Between Your Dog And Baby

Are you worried that the arrival of your baby might be problematic for your dog? And what are some of the warning signs to let you know you should be concerned? There are a number of things that I would consider red flags when considering bringing a baby into a home...
How Can I Prepare My Dog for the Arrival of My Baby?

How Can I Prepare My Dog for the Arrival of My Baby?

I get this question all the time: how can I prepare my dog for the arrival of my baby? There are lots of things you can do to prepare your dog for the arrival of your baby. Preparing Your Dog For The Arrival Of Your Baby The most important thing you can do to prepare...
Podcast: Digital Dads Interviews Michael Wombacher

Podcast: Digital Dads Interviews Michael Wombacher

http://media.blubrry.com/good_dog_happy_baby/p/gooddoghappybaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DigitalDads_071.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  I was thrilled to join the good folks over at Digital Dads for an interview...
Don’t Get Rid Of Your Dog Because A Baby Is On The Way!

Don’t Get Rid Of Your Dog Because A Baby Is On The Way!

This post originally appeared in American Dog Magazine Congratulations! You’re pregnant and your “pack” is about to grow. Right now you’re probably asking yourself: “is there any chance that my dog might bite my child?” If not, you...
5 Steps To A Childproof Dog

5 Steps To A Childproof Dog

This post originally appeared in American Dog Magazine Here’s a sobering statistic: 80 percent of dog bites happen to children under five. And 80 percent of those bites are directly in the face. Ouch! Considering that dogs have, as I like to say, worked their way from...
When Your Dog Bites Baby…What To Do & How To Prevent It

When Your Dog Bites Baby…What To Do & How To Prevent It

It happened. The worst thing imaginable. Your beloved dog bites baby. It doesn’t get much worse, and it’s clear that this is a situation that absolutely cannot last. What should you do when this happens? And more importantly, how can you prevent it? Most...
Great Family Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

Great Family Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

As a dog lover and long-time trainer, I can assert without hesitation that a dog is a fantastic addition to any family, including one with infants as well as children of all ages. The health benefits of family dogs both for adults and children are legion, and I’ve...
Integrated Dog Training

Integrated Dog Training

The most important thing I learned from my training mentors is the importance of maintaining a well-stocked toolbox of tricks and strategies at the ready when working to help clients with their dogs. This approach has served my clients and me well over 21 years of...
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