Most parents-to-be have plenty of time to prepare for the birth of a baby, but for unsuspecting dogs, their new housemate shows up overnight! It is important to ensure that your dog always feels like part of your family and to prepare him for the changes in his daily routine, as well as all the unusual sights, sounds and smells that a new arrival will bring.
Doing this with plenty of time means setting your dog up to handle this exciting change well! A newborn born overnight can be a dramatic event for dogs and signify a completely unexpected change in lifestyle. Dogs tend to love routine as it means they can feel confident knowing what to expect and when.
This can help them feel safe. Therefore, if they are not carefully prepared for the changes in their daily routine that may be brought about by the arrival of new children, they may feel very insecure.