Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby Class

Saturday, April 19

Providing parents with tools for a smooth transition when bringing baby home to the family dog.

Saturday, April 19
1:30 to 4:30 pm
Knollwood Building
Room C
7944 Birmingham Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
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Presented by Sharp Mary Birch Hospital

This class helps expectant parents prepare their family pet for baby’s arrival with an eye toward everyone living “happily ever after.” Problems that put young children at risk and cause family dogs to lose their homes are more common than you think (even for “good dogs”) but are completely avoidable.

Information covered in this class includes:

  • A detailed personal profile of your dog 
  • Redefined expectations for dogs and babies together
  • Training tips
  • Lots of “what to do when...” situations from first day home through toddlerhood
  • A detailed handout and further resources provided for your reference

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or login to your account to cancel online.

A fee of $10 will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 3 days before the event.

Special Instructions

Please note: NO children or dogs are allowed in the class.

Out of consideration for others, please refrain from attending the class if you are sick or think you might be contagious. 

This class is offered at a 20 percent discount for Sharp employees and volunteers. Please call 1-800-82-SHARP to register.

Presenter Information

This class is taught by Madeline Gabriel, who is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge-Assessed, CPDT-KA, and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Parking Information

Visitors may park on the street in front of the Knollwood Building or directly across the street in the parking lot labeled “Sharp Cardiac/Pulmonary Patient Permit Parking Only”.

Course Recommendations

This class is designed for expectant parents and those with babies up to the crawling stage and should be taken as early as possible to best address the needs of your dog and your family.