Jump to content
12 month cocker spaniel jealous of new baby?
1 reply to this topic
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:17 PM
Hi all I have a 12month old cocker spaniel and a 6 week old baby girl(first baby) and the spaniel ties to sit ome while I am feeding bub. I get angry with the dog which then bub picks up on my stress. I have tried putting spaniel in laundry(where he sleeps at night) when feed but he howls the house down (which stresses me out even more) Does anyone have any recommendations of how to go about getting the spaniel to accept the new baby, not be jealous of her? Any help is greatly appreciatedThanks
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:22 PM
Firstly I would crate train. I think there is sticky at the top of the forum about how to do it.
Everytme you need to attend the baby and don't want dog underfoot I would pop in crate. You also need to do some training. A dog should never jump on their owner without being asked. It's a dominant action.
But yes your dog is probably confused and upset with ths new little person getting all the attention.
At 12 months old the dog is not far of being a baby himself.
Now the dog s going through the difficult adolescent stage, and like an unruly teenager is pushing the boundaries. So training and establishing dog in its place in the pack is important.
Crates are good because they can still see what's going on around them ( if the crate is placed in the living area) and don't feel excluded but also give you a break. Once your baby in crawling it will also be handy to give the dog a break from the baby!
It would have been better to crate train before baby was born but it's still not to late.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.
Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.
A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.
What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.
The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.
Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.
In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.
When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.
An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.
A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house.
If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.
The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.
A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.
The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.
When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.
Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.