New baby, Airedale not adjusting

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Barked: Wed Feb 8, '12 7:15am PST 
Hello All,

My wife and I brought home our first baby girl last week. We have two dogs in the home, a 4yo Airedale Terrier and 8yo great dane mix. The GD has been great, seems to have adjusted well. The airedale on the other hand is not doing well. He seems like he is in a constant state on anxiety, constanlty panting, and never relaxing. He is not aggresive but he seems consumed with our babies every move or sound.

We tried everything that is recommened in order to prepare the dogs for the new baby.

Not sure if our airedale just needs more time or if there is anything else we can do for him...

Any advice is appreciated.