Hubby & I are planning to start a family soon but we have one concern, a big fluffy concern. Our dog. He is of a larger size about 35kg but we let him go where he wants. He lays on the couch, sleeps on the bed (mainly in winter) and in Summer he sleeps on the floor next to the bed. We don't have carpet, we have timber floors but we do have to vacuum the house every day because he leaves his fluff everywhere. He is very well trained but he has been our baby for three years now.
So I'm just wondering what experiences people have had where their dog is very close to them & does everything with them when baby is introduced to the house. Are there places we should stop him going or behaviours we can train now so he is ready for the arrival of a new family member?