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10 year old jack Russell being introduced to my newborn daughter
I just brought my 4 day old baby Riley home and I have a 10 year old jack Russell who has always had the run of the house. My jack Maggie is very loving and has been the best dog I have ever had. I brought home a swaddle and a shirt that the baby had worn. Maggie smelled it and seemed fine. Then i brought the baby home a couple hours later. Maggie smelled the car seat and had some interest and liked the baby's leg a bit. Later when baby Riley was moving around in her little rocker bassinet Maggie took some interest and was staring at the baby interested in her movements and noises.
I'm trying to figure out how to teach the dog that baby belongs here and is not something that she should mess with. My wife is concerned and it is understandable. The dogs mannerism's concerned me some. I plan on being very careful with the two of them and I was looking for any excersises that may help their bonding.