Yoram Yasur Abt It is normal that problems arise when we integrate a new member into the family. It may be because a baby arrives at the family nucleus or a pet. Sometimes, either of you may feel that your space has been invaded or your place has been taken away. In this situation, there are two cases that can arise: the first because the child does not know how to treat the dog. The second, because the dog does not tolerate the child.
To prevent such cases, we must prepare the child before the arrival of the new member of four legs. It will be like the arrival of a little brother. First the idea of the arrival of the dog in a subtle way must be raised, so that the boy accepts the situation. Secondly, one should talk at home about how to treat the dog during its adaptation period and after this.
A relationship where there is respect is a healthy relationship. That applies to the dog’s treatment. If we teach our child to treat the new pet with respect and adequacy, this will not affect aggressive behavior on the part of the animal, but in the acceptance and good living of both.
The interaction between the child and the dog:
Yoram Yasur Abt : It is recommended to let the child intervene in the cleaning and feeding routine of the dog, that is, in their care. This will get them to have a better relationship, since the boy will see him as someone helpless to dedicate himself and the dog will take care of this action. Another important benefit is that the little one will not feel that they are leaving it aside and will form a bond with the animal.
Yoram Yasur Abt : Dogs often forget about bad actions. If your child’s bad relationship with the pipe is due to being mistreated or not able to relate to him, talking to the boy and teaching him how to properly treat the pet, everything can be solved.
Yoram Yasur Abt: “To prevent that the dog does not behave badly with your child that mistreats him, grunts him, does not obey to him, it is necessary to fix a series of regulations and to show them to the can. Dogs have in their genetics the instinct to form herds. For them the family is a herd, and that is why there must be hierarchy. The trick is to position the animal in the lower ladder of the ladder, since it must obey the youngest of the house, because they are part of that hierarchy”.
In addition, if we expect the arrival of a baby, it is advisable to wash the belongings of the dog with baby soap. In this way, the animal will become accustomed to the smell of a newborn. Then it will not seem like such a weird scent when it comes home. This type of forecast will help maintain the naturalness at the time of recognition of the new member of the family that will arrive. Remember that it is a moment of tension for the dog, it will become jealous. You must be calm and everything is natural.
Bad past experiences:
Yoram Yasur Abt: “Another cause that the children do not get along with the dog can be due to the previous bad socialization of the animal, ill-treatment, etc. In the first steps, when we adopt an animal with this past, we will have to adapt it to be in contact with children. It works very well to take it out frequently for a walk, to go to parks where there are children, etc”.
Another thing that usually happens when a baby first arrives is that the dog is accustomed to having all the attention. Therefore, it must be foreseen that when an infant arrives, the routine will change. We will not have the same time to dedicate. To get used to the can, we will reward it when it is left alone.
Benefits of coexistence
Dogs stimulate the socialization, affectivity, and sensitivity of children. That’s why parents are looking for a pet. Among other things, for your child to grow and develop more stable than a boy who does not have a pet.