In this video, I work with a father, his doberman, and his little girl. Unlike the focus on preparing for the arrival of your baby, here we work with an older child (3 to 4 years old) and the family dog.
The exercises I teach in this video are designed to change the relationship between the dog and the child. We accomplish this by teaching the little girl how to interact with the dog constructively.
In the process, we help the dog understand that the child is a little person who carries some measure of the adult’s authority.
If you enjoyed this video, you might also like this video: Once Bitten: Coming Back From The Brink With Desensitizing Training.
Want to learn more about preparing your dog for the arrival of your baby? Check out my book: Good Dog, Happy Baby