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12 steps for introducing dogs to new baby in home

12 steps for introducing dogs to new baby in home

When you bring home a new baby, what's exciting for you and your spouse may be confusing and frightening for your dog. That little baby seems like a human, but it smells, sounds and moves like nothing your pet has ever seen before. And suddenly this strange, loud creature is taking up all of his owners' time and attention. But by planning ahead and taking the right steps in the first few weeks of your baby's homecoming, you can help create a bond between your new addition and a four-legged companion. The American Kennel Club breaks down the process:

1. Make gradual changes to your dog's routines. Before the baby comes home, try changing where the dog sleeps or...

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