The baby's arrival will mean a change in routine, exercise, shared space and rules. This will be a breeze to begin practicing before baby has arrived. If you have learned that your dog may not be as "baby ready" as you thought, you have come to the right place. The Four Levels of freedom can be taught at any stage in baby development and at any age for the dog!
Anytime there is a shift in the patterns and energy of our home, our dogs have a psychological response. Our dogs like patterns, so the sooner we set patterns that match how life will be when the baby arrives, the less stressful that change will be. If your dog is already feeling stressed, the best thing you can do is help them understand what you want from them. The Four Levels of Freedom help you know what your dog should be doing and when. When dogs understand what we want from them, it helps them feel safe and secure.
Bringing home a baby is one of the most exciting times of our lives. It can be nerve wracking when we have a pup that's used to getting our undivided attention, cuddling up on the couch, and playing with any toy they find in the house. It can be downright scary when we aren't sure our dog likes children. By establishing a few rules and patterns you'll be well on your way to having a calm and safe environment for your baby AND your dog.
When you have to take time away from your dog, you want them to be in a place that feels like home, with humans that feel like family. We offer boarding in our home, located in Mesa. While in our care your dog will enjoy walks, hikes, swimming, and training maintenance. We are the perfect home away from home.
If you are pregnant or have a dog that will be around someone else's child, you WILL benefit from the information shared in this course. If you already have a baby and are struggling, you will benefit from this course. If you have children and are adding a puppy or adult dog to the family, you will benefit from this course.
Yes, even if your dog has always done well with kids outside the home, living with one full time is an entirely different experience. A lot of injuries are accidental and even an overly friendly or excited dog can scare a child.
I like to say that it's never too late to start training your dog. However, if your dog has bitten, growled at, or displayed other aggressive and controlling behaviors towards children. Please book the consultation package. In our call, we can go over options or get you in touch with a local behaviorist who can help you.
Your dog is always learning whether you are intentionally teaching them or not. This course teaches patterns and a lifestyle rather than sessions of training. You'll call on these skills throughout the day (and night) with your baby!