Session 57: Train your Puppy to get along with Baby better
In episode 57, Sean answers a listeners question about how to get her puppy to stop playing roughly with her baby. Sean gives you a game-plan for training your puppy to get along with baby better and he gives you 3 areas to focus your training on that will make puppy-baby interactions more agreeable.
Should puppies and babies be left to interact on their own?
How can you teach a puppy that children taking things from them might be a good thing?
What three areas should you focus on in training a puppy to get along with a baby?
Details In this Session
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Interview with the Director of PUP Dog Rescue:If you’d like to know more about PUP Dog Rescue and more about how to find a good rescue organization, as well as get some tips about picking a good rescue dog for you, here’s my interview with Laura Tonkin (She’s the Director of PUP Dog Rescue)
Outline from this episode
Focus on handling exercises from episode 41 but incorporate baby
Increase the intensity of the handling slightly to approximate the handling a dog may get in the future from a somewhat well behaved toddler
concentrate some training on interrupting feeding and toy play with your puppy – always reinforce with a very high value treat.
WARNING: do not do this exercise to solve resource guarding with children – only do this as a preemptive training focus
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