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There are a lot of things to consider here with Lexi. It is good that you are all thinking about the new baby that is coming and trying to prepare for this ahead of time. I have a handout that I use in my practice that discusses the introduction of a new baby to household with pets. I am going to attach it here for you to download and read when your chat has ended.
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In regards XXXXX XXXXX the following handout discusses this problem...
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Even though some of these handouts may refer to "puppies", these behavior modification techniques can also be used on adult dogs as well.
Here is information on how to handle jumping up issues:
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Keep in mind that helping Lexi to learn these new behaviors may be much easier with the help of a licensed dog trainer. You should look to get someone with the initials CPDT after their name, and make sure that they use only positive-reinforcement based training. No choke chains or prong collars, etc...
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I am having problems printing the 4 attachments you sent me. Is there any way I can get back here later tonight when my husband gets home, so that he can fix the printer and I can print off the attchments???