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Jack Russell + Newborn baby
Hi! We have a wonderful three year old JRT that we adopted when he was one year old. I am currently eight months pregnant and am trying to prepare Tubbie for the new addition to our household. He is a fun loving dog who gets along well with people and children who are toddler age and up. He has never been exposed to a baby. I am concerned he may have jealousy issues and try to attack the baby. A family friend recommended getting a baby doll and carrying it with me at all times to teach him that my attention will not always be on him. Is this the best approach? I want to set him up for a smooth transition. I do not want to fail him by inadequately preparing him. I think he will be okay once he gets used to the fact the baby will be here all of the time. The only time he has ever shown jealousy or been aggressive towards a child is with my niece. I am worried he may do the same with the baby if he can't have my undivided attention. Any advice is appreciated.