Optional Session Yellow: Dog and Baby Safety
As a professional who works with families who often have dogs, you likely see clients who are worried about how their “fur baby” will react to their new baby. You may also wonder about how the dog is feeling and if you or the new baby will be safe. In this session, you will learn tips of the trade from a certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant so that you can feel more comfortable answering simple questions about dogs and babies. It will also empower you to refer to a dog & child specialist if your clients need more expert advice or dog training.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify red flags in dog behavior that could put the baby at risk.
- Explain how to safely introduce the dog and baby.
- Discuss common dog related questions (such as management strategies and safe sleep arrangements) and know when to refer out to a dog and child specialist.