Transitioning from dog parents to newborn parents with a dog can be fun, complicated and overwhelming at times. Expectations, pressure from others and possibly unexpected behavioral concerns are just some of the common challenges new parents encounter as they adjust with their dog to their new roles and routines.
The Dog & Baby Support hotline offers families and professionals immediate access to dog professionals who specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics. We are ready to listen and hear your concerns and offer immediate support and resources.
***This hotline is not intended to replace a private consultation or workshop but may provide critical help until additional support is available with a professional. Any cases involving aggression will be referred to a professional for a complete evaluation.
Calls are often related to:
Family just arrived home with newborn and they are concerned about dog
Newly crawling baby and dog has growled or snapped at baby
Feeling overwhelmed and that their dog may be “better off” in another home.
Concerns about relatives dog
Their toddler has been bitten and they want to talk to a professional and get a referral