German Shepherd Dog Forums

German Shepherd Dog Forums (http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/)
-   General Information (http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-information/)
-   -   When/how to introduce your new baby to your dog? (http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/general-information/454745-when-how-introduce-your-new-baby-your-dog.html)

Sagan 05-28-2014 12:18 AM

When/how to introduce your new baby to your dog?
 
As the title states? How and when? Under what kind of supervision and when under no supervision?

Is this irresponsible or adorable? *not my picture or dog*
http://i.imgur.com/YbBwsQr.jpg

wolfy dog 05-28-2014 12:34 AM

Are you serious??? I can't believe you put your baby on a surface like that without something soft under him/her. Your baby looks like the dog's new toy. You need to educate yourself on dogs and babies, which thank goodness you are coming here for, but also on how to take care of babies.
Go to dogwise.com; they have good books on this subject, because I don't even know where to start.

Sagan 05-28-2014 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfy dog (Post 5573937)
Are you serious??? I can't believe you put your baby on a surface like that without something soft under him/her. Your baby looks like the dog's new toy. You need to educate yourself on dogs and babies, which thank goodness you are coming here for, but also on how to take care of babies.
Go to dogwise.com; they have good books on this subject, because I don't even know where to start.

Thanks for the concern but that is neither my dog or baby. I just came across the photo on another german shepherd community and had a similar reaction.

Chip18 05-28-2014 12:43 AM

They did say "not my picture or dog."

Ellimaybel 05-28-2014 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfy dog (Post 5573937)
Are you serious??? I can't believe you put your baby on a surface like that without something soft under him/her. Your baby looks like the dog's new toy. You need to educate yourself on dogs and babies, which thank goodness you are coming here for, but also on how to take care of babies.
Go to dogwise.com; they have good books on this subject, because I don't even know where to start.

That's a doll! Look at the head. :rofl:

sparra 05-28-2014 12:49 AM

I don't think that is a doll......looks very real to me .......look at the position of the arms and legs......typical newborn pose......what an awful photo......

wolfy dog 05-28-2014 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chip18 (Post 5573969)
They did say "not my picture or dog."

True, I couldn't see straight after seeing this. It shouldn't have been posted.
Looks like a late April Fools post and I hope the thread will be closed.

Chip18 05-28-2014 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfy dog (Post 5574017)
True, I couldn't see straight after seeing this. It shouldn't have been posted.
Looks like a late April Fools post and I hope the thread will be closed.

LOL, I know, I was tempted to post... "In Coming!" but fought the urge!

Maybe I can get this in under the window:
Leerburg | Introducing Dogs & Babies

Something useful :)

Ellimaybel 05-28-2014 02:14 AM

Yeah my first reaction was it's a doll and I cracked up but looking closer I'm not as sure. Too bad we can't go back and delete things. If that is a real baby then God help that child.

Back to the original question, when my mom was pregnant she had our GSD get used to all the baby stuff before she delivered. While she was in the hospital my dad would bring home things that smelled of the baby, such as the receiving blanket and leave the items around the house. Then he brought home the infant seat with the blanket in it. When they brought the baby home they would slowly leave him out of reach but within scent reach to allow our dogs to get used to him from a distance. Don't know if gender of the dog matters in acclimating but ours was a female GSD and the cocker spaniel was a male.

*edit* The hair looked fake to me at first but then after I posted my laughter I noticed the legs and realized it. But it was too late to delete my post. My bad.

sparra 05-28-2014 03:01 AM

You would hope it was a doll......who would do that to a newborn......

We just didn't make any fuss when it came to our baby and the dogs. Our dogs were kept at a distance.
No licking, sniffing......if I was feeding/holding/interacting with the baby they were on their beds asleep or just quietly watching.....just wasn't a big deal. Our dogs just behaved as though the baby had always been there......probably cause we did.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2