The PedsDocTalk Podcast

29: Baby's Best Friend: Creating a Healthy Bond Between Dogs and Kids

August 12, 2020 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
29: Baby's Best Friend: Creating a Healthy Bond Between Dogs and Kids
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The PedsDocTalk Podcast
29: Baby's Best Friend: Creating a Healthy Bond Between Dogs and Kids
Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Mona Amin

Dogs are a part of many families and it's important we remember their needs as we raise our children alongside of them.

On this episode, I welcome Michelle. She is a mother, certified professional dog trainer, and founder of Pooch Parenting. She helps families navigate many issues to create a healthy relationship between dogs and kids. Here are some of the questions we discuss: 

  • What can families do to prepare their dog for the arrival of a new baby?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes new parents make when acclimating their dog to a new baby?
  • What are some worrisome signs in a dog that they may not be acclimating well to the arrival of a new baby?
  • Is licking a baby okay?
  • How can we teach a child to gently interact with dog?
  • Where do we start with dog barking?
  • How can I best prevent dog bites? 

Make sure to follow Michelle @poochparenting on Instagram for more dog training tips. She also has courses and an online membership community called Thriving Parents Membership where you can get more support for your doggie and child behavior needs. 

Follow me @pedsdoctalk for more!

Show Notes

Dogs are a part of many families and it's important we remember their needs as we raise our children alongside of them.

On this episode, I welcome Michelle. She is a mother, certified professional dog trainer, and founder of Pooch Parenting. She helps families navigate many issues to create a healthy relationship between dogs and kids. Here are some of the questions we discuss: 

  • What can families do to prepare their dog for the arrival of a new baby?
  • What are some of the biggest mistakes new parents make when acclimating their dog to a new baby?
  • What are some worrisome signs in a dog that they may not be acclimating well to the arrival of a new baby?
  • Is licking a baby okay?
  • How can we teach a child to gently interact with dog?
  • Where do we start with dog barking?
  • How can I best prevent dog bites? 

Make sure to follow Michelle @poochparenting on Instagram for more dog training tips. She also has courses and an online membership community called Thriving Parents Membership where you can get more support for your doggie and child behavior needs. 

Follow me @pedsdoctalk for more!