1 year old shepherd - how to train for new baby
I have a one year old (next week!) GSD puppy and am currently pregnant. We have a good 5-6 months to prepare but I was wondering what I should be preparing him for. As background, he's pretty well behaved (but still a puppy) and listens to basic commands. He's enrolled in agility as an outlet for his mental/physical energy and does well there so long as he has a nice walk prior. When he's been with kids (/mostly toddlers) he very gentle and tolerant. I am not really concerned about the two together, although we would obviously monitor closely any interaction. I guess I just want to prepare him as best I can for the big changes to come and also make my life easier by training him before baby.
I've heard to train heel with a stroller, which sounds reasonable once we do get a stroller. I've also heard to ignore them a bit more so the attention they get doesn't drop so suddenly when baby comes. I've also heard to leave a blanket out and teach them they aren't allowed on it. But since I've never done this before, I don't know if these are good ideas, or if there are other things that I should be doing. Any input or advice would be great!