How to baby-prep your dog

Story highlights

  • Many new parents end up rehoming their dogs within three to six months of a baby's arrival
  • There is enough time to prepare to avoid having to do that

Michael Wombacher is a professional dog trainer and author of "Good Dog, Happy Baby."

(CNN)In the past 30 or so years, dog ownership has sky rocketed while, unrelatedly, young couples are increasingly choosing to delay parenthood into their late 20s and 30s. Where these trends intersect, a dog may even be something of a surrogate child.

With couples pouring their parental love and affection into their pets, too little t