German Shepherd and Baby
(Sioux Fall, SD, USA)
We are expecting a baby soon. How is our German Shepherd going to be with our new baby?
I have heard both good and bad things about this situation. What can we do to prepare him for this?
Thanks, SteveTotal German Shepherd
I have had several German Shepherds that were just
wonderful with kids and one of my girls was the nest babysitter ever - she was so patient with the little ones and loved to keep them clean - often to their mothers disgust but this does not happen in all situations.
This is a very important step in having children and pets and can be handled but planning needs to be done to make it go as swiftly and carefully as possible.
There is an article on this site already about just this question in particular with several ideas and tips on things to do to make the introductions as easy as possible.
You can read more about it here:Introducing Your Dog and Your Baby
Congratulations and good luck.