Ewa, who’s also mum to four-year-old Anja, was certain Eddy would give her nothing to worry about when she brought her new son home because the dog was great with her eldest from birth.
Turn an empty pancake-syrup bottle into a portable squirtable water bottle.
She said: ‘The bond that Eddy and Adam have is just the best.
‘Eddy loves giving Adam lots of kisses and rests his head on the baby when he’s feeling sleepy.
‘And when Adam is taking a nap in his cot, Eddy will go over and lie down next to him for a nap too. It’s adorable.
‘English Bulldogs are very chilled and Eddy totally doesn’t mind when Adam is all over him.
Plan for When You’re Not There. Make sure your pets are provided for during those long hours when you’re away. Dr. Becker suggests technological options. “DOGTV has stimulation and relaxation channels, and there are apps that control contraptions that talk to your pet, or dispense treats. Pheromone sprays can also reduce anxiety, creating that kumbaya atmosphere.” And, of course, daycare and dog walkers are a great way to enrich your pet’s day. “Know someone who wants exercise? Maybe they’ll walk your dog.”
‘Adam is always in fits of giggles at Eddy because he’s always tickling him too.’
Eddy was curious about the baby when Ewa and her partner first brought him home, but Ewa says they didn’t feel worried about the Eddy and Adam being together because they saw what a good boy the dog was with Anja when she was born.
She said: ‘Anja loves playing with Eddy in the garden, especially fetch.
‘They also love having cuddles together.
‘She treats him like a family member. He’s the big brother and protector of the two kids.
‘Adam likes to check Eddy’s paws, occasionally try to playfully bite Eddy’s ear or even puts his hand in Eddy’s mouth. ‘Luckily Eddy doesn’t mind at all what his little best friend does.
Don’t cheap out on training time. Make training fun and frequent. Keep training light and fun. Don’t get demanding with your dog. Instead, go with the flow. See what develops. Trust that if you do this long enough, you’re going to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
‘He is such a happy and chilled dog.
‘He hasn’t got an aggressive bone in his body.
‘He has never-ending patience, and he’s the best family dog we could have wished for.
‘I love the bond between Eddy and Adam. It’s just the best.
‘And I can’t wait to watch Adam grow up with his fluffy bestie by his side.’
Run a dryer sheet over your dog's fur when there's a storm — chances are, they aren't freaked out about the storm but the static electricity built up in their fur. According to Martha, this should work at least 50% of the time.
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