Set up an obstacle course so your baby can test his mobility skills. Try a couple of pillows from the couch, an empty cereal box, a paper towel tube and a few stuffed animals. If he becomes frustrated or stuck, gently help him along. Of course, never leave your baby unattended, as he might become lodged between the pillows.
All dogs are prone to aggression when provoked. According to the Toronto Humane Society, you should take the following precautions to ensure the safety of your baby around your family dog:
- Teach your dog a new command
--"gentle." Work with your dog to accept gentle squeezing and pulling of paws, ears and hair.
- Never play tug-of-war with your dog, as it encourages aggressive behavior.
- Teach your baby not to bother the dog while he's sleeping or eating.
- Do not allow your baby to tug on, hit or tease your dog.
- Never let your dog play with your baby's toys or your baby play with your dog's toys.