13th February 2007, 11:01 PM
The brave method
What we did with a Weimaraner....
We brought the bundled baby home, opened his blanket and put him on the floor, stepped back, and let the dog lick him all over. She had puppies during my pregnancy so was rather maternal. At that point she claimed the kid as her own and he could do no wrong, even when he bit the dog or pulled her ears. Of course, the dog adored the high chair stage.
Worked well with the second child too.
Once we lost our older son in the woods and the dog rescued him. His foot was caught in a hole...a long, scary story with a happy canine ending.