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  • Special treats for special times.

    February 6, 2009

    I always recommend you have high value and novelty treats on hand to use as rewards for special times…like the day you come home with your baby. With this in mind I want to recommend a great place to get treats to pamper your pooch. Bone Appétit Bakery offers quality goodies for your favorite pup. […]

  • He always loved them. They could do anything to him until….

    February 5, 2009

    These are usually the first words out of the mouths of parents who contact me after a bite has happened. After telling me how much the dog loves the kids and how confused they are at why this happened…they begin to tell me all the things the dog would let their children do.They could climb […]

  • Is a kiss just a kiss? What does a lick from your dog mean?

    February 1, 2009

    Dogs use their bodies as language and to communicate. One of the most misinterpreted behaviors is the “kiss” or licking. When, how and why dogs lick us or lick in general varies and this is something most people do not think of The dog to the left is “licking lips” due to the closeness of […]

  • Would You Rather Nap or Train Your Dog?

    January 28, 2009

    I got a call from a client yesterday. Their baby is 10 days old, and their dog Rocky is not adjusting well. The couple came to a Dogs & Storks session in November where we talked about all sorts of things they could do to help prepare their easily excitable terrier for the new baby. […]

  • Preparing dog for baby.

    January 28, 2009

    Check out this great article by Leigh Siegfried.Click here to read article.

  • Love it!

    January 27, 2009

    A great example of ways to include the dog with a baby1 beautiful! Both have fun and are supervised!

  • boxer mom and pups (you tube)

    January 27, 2009

    Watch how beautifully gentle this mom is with the pups in her face. It is a gorgeous dance. Her mouthing shows great bite inhibition and that is terrific. But what happens when a dog has a baby in their space waving arms and handling them around hte head? The dog acts like a dog and […]

  • Baby vs. Dog (youtube)

    January 27, 2009

    Notice the dog yawning while the baby crawls on him. What are the options for the dog here? He could move away when he has had enough, he could continue to tolerate this behavior from the baby or he could growl or snap once he gets fed up. Dogs should not be expected to “tolerate” […]

  • How a dog cleans a baby (youtube)

    January 27, 2009

    Dogs should not be permitted to explore a baby in this way. It is always best to have the baby sitting up, on your lap or next to you vs. allowing the dog to freely explore. What would happen once this baby moves? Would the dog want to keep up with the moving baby?

  • Dog and Baby Make-Out (Dog licking)

    January 27, 2009

    Dogs lick in many situations. Here notice the baby gets too close and the dog licks. Some dogs do this type of licking as it causes the person to move away and increased their space. I see many dogs offer repeat licking of the face to get people out of their space.

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