Wheels and Paws: Simple Strategies for Walking with Your Baby and Dog

A dog out for a walk with pet parent and the baby

Welcoming a new baby into the family is one of life’s most exciting and important milestones. The first baby changes everything, including the relationship we have with our canine companions. The numerous and leisurely walks we once took for granted now must include a stroller, diaper bag, and precise timing, all of which can add a layer of complication to the ever-unfolding world of new parenthood. What is a responsible parent and dog owner to do?

Walking a baby and dog together isn’t always easy at first, but it’s certainly possible. As with most things in life, planning, preparation, and patience are the key factors in developing a walking strategy that works for you and your pet.