Adopted Pyrenees and child introduction

by Brenda
(Illinois)

I just adopted a Pyrenees/ lab. She's very sweet, doesn't bark and seems very calm. She seems to be adjusting to my two other dog's. My 5year old grandaughter is coming over for the first time since we got the dog, what's the best way to assure a good meeting. What should I be doing to help keep everyone safe and happy.

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Introducing Dog and Child
by: Donna

Congratulations on your new addition!

Give her a few weeks to adjust to you and your home before bringing new people over. She needs to learn to trust you and her environment and you need to learn to trust her and her reactions.

When your grand daughter (GD) does come over, keep your girl on a leash since you do not know how she will react at this point.

Make sure your GD lets the dog go to her and not the other way around. This goes for anyone coming into your home until you know her reaction.

When your girl does go up to your GD, she still should ignore dog. Let dog sniff her. When she is ready, dog will look for some loving! You'll know.

A nice liver treat or two or three in hand will also help immensely.

It's important that your GD respects and behaves well around your new girl (I suspect she already does since you are, obviously, asking the question about introductions).

Enjoy your new companion.

Here is some good reading for your on children and dogs:

http://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/bestdogsforchildren.html

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