If a dog is usually treated like a child/baby themselves, and the owner/master suddenly gets married or has a baby, how would a dog deal with that? Do they get jealous like humans, or do they accept the new members eventually? I know some dogs love babies and would cuddle, guard, protect, and play with them, but some can get jealous if they no longer get the “child” treatment like they did before. And if so, how would you help them deal with that?
Answer by Maria
yes they may get jealous at first because they wouldnt understand why the attention has all been diverted to the baby. You can help them deal with that by, if possible, trying to keep the same routine as you had before having the baby so the dog doesnt think there is any drastic change. Also try to still give the dog a lot of attention so it doesnt feel too left out.
most dogs are great though, they seem to understand that it is a baby and treat the baby gently and cuddle with it if they can