August 26th is National Dog Day. A day to celebrate a loyal companion, a protector, or whom many call a 'best friend'.
Dogs and Infants Are Great Together
A dog is a treasured member of the family. Having a pet teaches children responsibility and discipline, and nurtures family bonds. Did you know that infants who have a dog in the house are less likely to suffer from colds during their first year? Also, according to Time magazine, babies raised with a pet are half as likely to experience allergies towards those same animals as adults.
Although it would be great if we could take our dogs everywhere we go, it is important to establish boundaries. You will have a better night's sleep if you train your dog to stay off the bed, than allowing it to sleep with you. There are tools and tricks to help you teach your dog to stay off beds.
1) Get your dog its own blanket and bed. Consider placing it in a crate or another room.
2) Be consistent with the no-dogs-on-bed policy.
3) Try a good night treat, such as toys, so that your dog gets its quota of amusement and won't seek it at 5 a.m. by jumping in your bed.
Training a dog takes a lot of patience and may take some time. To ease the training process, opt to use waterproof bedding that will keep your family's and your bedroom set, mattress and pillows in good conditions.
Our BSensible products are crafted with a special, patented fabric that is waterproof, breathable, and hypoallergenic. It protects your family from bacteria, dust mites and allergens. Our waterproof fitted sheets wick away moisture, so accidents are no problem.