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Well, finally we are returning with you to a long story about how our bulyakin-sugar-spout became the best friend and nanny for our baby.
The first meeting was held and the question arose - and then how?
Remember, I told you that Sparky just blows his head with happiness when he sees someone or something new. The first couple of days, when it’s still very painful and hard to walk (those who gave birth know what I mean), Sparky and I contacted only when the child was sleeping in a closed room. As soon as I went out of the bedroom with the child in my arms, Sparky jumped, tried to look into the blanket, look and smell - what was it ???
With its dimensions and pressure it was very difficult to fight. The most important thing in this period is to control yourself and understand with your head that excessive nervousness and irritability are due to hormones. You need to set a goal and go to it.
Your dog is your eternal child, unlike human cubs who grow up, leave you and start taking care of themselves, dogs can’t. Therefore, be patient, imagine what you have in raising a child, and you will understand that it is not so difficult to train a dog. Let this be the first step for you as a parent.
We did it)
From the moment I freaked out and decided to teach Sparky to behave normally, he walked around the house in a collar and a short neck, floor-length.
Sheleya did not cause any inconvenience to the dog, but helped me with a bang.It’s always delicious or a toy, something that encouraged its four-legged. As soon as Sparky started (and he did it right away) to jump, I gave him the Sit command, the simplest. Why do this? Just pulling the dog of obedience you will not achieve, you just torment her and no more. When you give a command and the dog does not execute it, you can already fully pull the dog in order to concentrate a bit and remind you that you gave the command. If the dog does everything right and quickly - immediately encourage. And again the team. Yes, yes, that's how I trained Sparky on exposure.
Another plus of this method is that you can quickly stop jumping with your child in your arms. Sparky begins to rage and jump with her paws at me and the child - she immediately stepped on the helmet with her foot, thereby fixing the dog in some kind of static pose, and then again the team, endurance, yummy. And so a month ... Here's how)
I don’t know what it is))) but I was very afraid .. all of a sudden ... they would especially say anything ..
So this is all nonsense) do not listen to anyone, nobody knows your dog better than you.
If before this stage you followed all the instructions for creating a healthy understanding in a dog that a child is good, then it will be much easier for you.
Each time Sparky calmly (!) Went to the baby and gently sniffed or licked him, I immediately praised him, immediately stroked and gave a yummy treat. In general, your task is to make it clear to the dog that what is with the baby is better than before. Do not forget that jealousy comes from a lack of attention. If you scold the dog and scream at her every time she tries to contact the child, then nothing will come of it. In the eyes of the dog, the child will become evil, because of him they no longer play with her, beat and scold.You are all family! And the dog is its integral part. Remember this)))
In the next article I will tell how I was forbidden to walk with a dog and a child in a stroller. And as I am, contrary to everyone, I still have an excellent hour or two walking with both of my kids!