Three things you can do to prepare your dog for a baby’s arrival

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RICHMOND, Va -- Sometimes, the toughest crowd to please when a new baby arrives is the family dog.

Fortunately, dog training experts say there are some things you can do to prepare your dog when a baby is on the way. Here are three things you can do:

  • Dog trainers say spending some extra time with your dog before the baby arrives is a good way to prepare your dog.
  • You can also teach your dog how to sit and stay, so your dog does not try to jump on you while you're holding the baby.
  • Creating boundaries is also a good idea: teaching your dog to recognize between its toys and your baby's toys. It's also good to train your dog to become familiar with the baby's room.