Cribs & Canines: Dog Training for New Parents in St. Louis

dog training for new parents in st. louis

Are you a dog owner AND an expecting parent? Are you concerned about introducing your new baby with your dog? Are there fears racking your brain on whether or not your dog will behave appropriately with your new baby?

Your best St. Louis dog trainer, Jimmy Feeney, is here to help and put your mind at ease! Jimmy’s dog training company, Show Me Dog Training, is now offering the Cribs and Canines training program – a training regimen that sets your dog up for success, by desensitizing and preparing him/her for your baby both before AND after the baby comes home from the hospital!

Cribs and Canines was formed after Jimmy realized there were many dog owners who were reluctant, or expressing deep worry about the idea of a new baby in the home because of their dog(s). A baby brings inevitable changes into the household, and they happen for the dog as well. While Spotty was once “the baby” of the house before, now he’s noticing the attention he once got all the time is being showered on Junior. Perhaps the dog shows no anxiety over the baby, but the dog does not realize that the baby requires certain boundaries and is not another dog, or a chew toy! This is why Jimmy and Show Me Dog Training decided to bring Cribs and Canines into the St. Louis area.

Some of the things the Cribs and Canines expecting parent training program will teach:

  • Obedience, manners and boundaries: no jumping on pregnant mom or inside the baby’s crib, no rough or aggressive play with the baby, no jealousy or territorial behavior over or toward the new baby, no snatching away the baby’s belongings or food, etc.
  • Specific real-world situations involving your baby: your dog will learn how to heel with the baby, whether the baby is in the stroller or in your arms. The dog will learn to be gentle and calm without experiencing any anxiety, including when the owner has the baby, the baby is crawling around, etc.
  • Owner empowerment and education: you as the owner and parent will learn how to build and maintain consistency both before and after the birth of your baby. We will guide you to find the right structure for your family, and gain the confident ability to follow through and strengthen the bond between all family members, both human AND canine!

If you are interested in learning more about the Cribs and Canines training program, give us a call at 800-649-7297! Let’s get your baby and dog set up on a path for success and harmony!