Welcoming a new baby into your life is exciting, but preparing your family for the new arrival can be stressful – especially if you have a furry family member. You can help your dog cope with this big change by learning a few tips and tricks from an animal behaviorist on how to prepare your pet for a new baby – before and after birth.
Bon Secours Love and Learn is pleased to present Dogs and Storks™, a two-hour class for families with dogs who are expecting a baby or adopting a child. Learn how to prepare your dog for baby, keep your dog as a member of the family while caring for baby, keep baby and dog safe around each other and foster healthy child-dog relationships.
The trained pet behaviorist will present a slide show and educational lecture about preparing dogs for a new baby and raising dogs and children together. This will occur in an intimate class setting of 20 people. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Educational DVDs will also be available for purchase.
Parents, grandparents, baby sitters, dog sitters and anyone who may be caring for dogs and children together are welcome. Class participants must be 15 years old or older.
When: First Monday of each month (except April’s class is on the 9th) 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Mary Immacuate Hospital, Conference Center, 1 Bernardine Dr, Newport News, VA 23602
Cost: $10 per family (unlimited number of guests are included, but please indicate how many are coming)