Need some training help....

Realized yesterday that I'm going to have to start training my boston not to bark at crying babies. Our boston barks at 2 things on the TV...other dogs...and apparently babies. Not good. The dog thing we've known about...the baby thing is something we found out yesterday.


Camo (the boston) has never been around young babies. We have a 2yo nephew but that's as young as Camo knows.


Anyhoo, my concern is when our new baby comes home and cries for whatever reason...Camo is going to go nuts.


Any suggestions on how to begin training him not to bark if he hears a baby crying?

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Can you start playing some youtube video clips of a baby crying and start training him this way?  I think when you play it, you have to redirect their attention.  I don't own a dog, so I probably can't give the best advice.  But it's worth a try. 

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 2:58 am
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P.S. - good luck!  I have kitties and it scares me they might snuggle with a future baby and smother him/her. 

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Good idea jasmine! I'll try the youtube idea first.


Snuggling would be a hard thing to train an animal NOT to do! I wish my dogs were more snugglers. I've heard a old wives tale that the milk smell on a baby's breath will make a cat want to lick on a baby's face...possibly leading to suffocation. But I don't know the last time I heard a news headline about the death of a baby due to felines. It still scared my mom so bad when I was a baby that she never took me over to anyone's house that had a cat...lol

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 4:34 am

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