The dog and baby Most pets need extra attention when a family enters a new baby in the house. Dogs in particular may find it confusing and invasive when a "new member of the pack" enters the scene. A dog socializes in linear packs, which means they believe that some members are dominant and others are submissive for their own position. Initially, a dog will probably feel the baby is in a lower order in the herd, and could prove key behaviors. Look for signs of aggression such as growling, ears down, or glued to his head, or kneel. Dogs that are very deep bond with their owners may also become depressed and refuse to eat. The cat and the baby cats, being less social than dogs, may choose to completely ignore the baby.
They do not socialize in packs, so no need to show aggression. For them, the hardest part of living with children is being bothered. However, many cats are very strong bonds with their owners and may feel rejected. The cats may refuse to eat. If you observe aggressive behaviors in your pets, quickly correct them, but not punished. Serious aggression behavior should be discussed with a specialist.
Preparing your pets before bringing the baby from the hospital, expectant parents should allow their pets from entering the child's room, and to investigate the home and any new furniture. If baby powder, or other odors, pets eventually join with the baby. Allows you to explore the aromas.