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DoggyDan Podcast 01: Bringing a baby home – dog training

Podcast Show No.1 is available now. This blog post is really to give you an idea of what to expect in my free podcast. I have outlined what it contains below, and if you are not bringing a new baby into the home, then don’t worry… there will be lots more free podcasts coming along very soon.

That’s right, these podcasts are free, packed full of great information and will be covering off everything from getting your dog to come when called, stopping dog aggression, puppy training and helping dogs with separation anxiety. I love dogs, just like you, and this is my way of giving back.

Bringing a baby home dog training

This first show is about something that many of you (and a number of parenting organizations) have requested information about. Bringing home a new baby is a wonderful experience although it can also be a stressful and testing time as you juggle to make everything flow smoothly for everyone in the family.

This podcast provides you firstly with some solid advice in key areas to help you make the initial transition of a baby coming into the home a simple and relaxing experience. Then we look at how to ensure that long term your family unit includes your dog rather than pushing them away.

Here are some of the things I’ve covered off…

How to introduce your baby to your dog

  • Some simple pieces of advice to ensure your baby’s safety,
  • Why taking your dog for a walk beforehand can make all the difference
  • Understanding how you create the energy of the room

Safety of babies around dogs

  • Two of the most common reasons a dog will snap
  • Why babies, food and dogs can be a dangerous combination
  • Space invading toddlers and the importance of a doggy safe place

Establishing rules

  • Establish rules and boundaries for both your children and your dogs
  • A few simple rules that will have a profound effect on your dog
  • How you can use your pram or baby buggy to get your dog to heel 🙂

Helping to establish a bond between your baby and dog

  • How feeding time for your baby can become a time for you to relax with your dog
  • The importance of staying calm when your baby is screaming
  • Training your dog how to behave around a baby mat or blanket

If you enjoy the podcast please point your friends, baby organizations and parenting classes this way… there are a lot of doggy-baby relationships that could benefit with some of this help. There’s also more on the blog about this topic: Managing your dog with a new baby at home.

Listen now


I do hope you to listen to this podcast, either here on this page by clicking the little play button above, or subscribing to iTunes and using your favourite podcasting app on your mobile device. And please, if you enjoy it, go over to iTunes and give me a review and a rating. That will help other people find my show which could really help them out.

As a father of two young children and a pack leader to 3 dogs I have personally experienced the joys of training both children and dogs using a kind and gentle method. If you are wondering about the similarities between the two then you will enjoy my book “What the dogs taught me about being a parent.” For those of you needing immediate help with your dog training, check out my program The Dog Calming Code! Or, if you have a new puppy and a new baby, check out my Puppy Coach training program.

Say hi to your new family for me…


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Thanks for Listening!

Thanks again for listening to the Show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page.

Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them. The higher the ranking, the more people will discover this calm and gentle method of dog training.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher to get it automatic updates.

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Doggy Dan

Doggy Dan is the founder of The Online Dog Trainer, a wildly successful online training program for dog owners. His goal is to continue to share his unique approach to dog training with like-minded people who wish to make a difference in the world of dogs. His training methods focus on creating and building the connection between dogs and dog owners, and are shared and used around the world.

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