Creating Dog Aware ™ Generations

Expert support & resources for families with dogs.

Are you a dog owner expecting a new baby?  

Are you a parent juggling a toddler & dog?

Congratulations!  Welcome to Family Paws Parent Education (FPPE)  We are professionals who understand the transition to parenthood will cause some major adjustments within your family and household. Not only is this a huge change for you, it is also a big change for your family dog. Preparing with your dog for the new arrival and for life with a new baby is vital.

With professional support and guidance Family Paws professionals will help ease your transition from pet-parent to baby-parent with pet. Our two international parent education programs specialize in dog and baby/ dog and toddler dynamics which include ongoing support and programs that grow with your baby! Our professionals are here to guide you every step of the way!

Together we can build lasting bonds one phase at a time!

Learn about FPPE

For our German speaking community

Auf Deutsch

Sie sind Hundeverhaltensberater oder -trainer in Deutschland, Österreich oder der Schweiz? Dogs & Storks und Dogs & Toddlers unterstützt nicht nur in den USA Familien bei der Inklusion von Hund und Kind. Wir beraten Eltern auf vier Kontinenten mit über 140 Vortragenden weltweit. Seit Anfang 2013 gibt es die Programme auch endlich im deutschsprachigen Raum. Lesen Sie mehr über das deutsche Netzwerk: oder bewerben Sie sich für eine Lizenz:

Our Programs

Find a Family Paws Educator Near You

Our professionals have chosen to specialise in dog and baby/toddler dynamics. We are the trusted and highly endorsed program requiring that all of our dog professional participate in specialised ongoing training.

All of our Family Paws team is connected in our network for ongoing support and education.  When you work with one of our Dog and Baby/toddler educators you are connected with the best team to help your family succeed one stage at a time!

We are excited to hear from you and help your family enjoy your dog as your family grows.  Check out what others are saying!

Find An Educator  near you. Only those on our list are current licensed presenters. These presenters are active and up to date with all of our materials.

News, Tips and Features

2016 is off to a great start! We have many speaking engagements this year and into 2016! Jennifer will speaking on dog and baby/toddler dynamics as well as the importance of support for postpartum families with dogs. This is going to be a wonderful year of awareness. We kicked off the New Year with an in studio interview on WHUP.

We are proud to be offering a 13 week course for dog trainers and behavior consultants. The course covers topics about the stages of pregnancy and child development as it may relate to family dogs. What is the course outline? Check it out HERE! If you are a dog professional please visit our trainer page and learn more!

Dog and Baby Support hotline (toll-free) 1-877-247-3407

Jennifer Shryock is proud to be a board member and Marketing/Membership Director for the International Childbirth Education Association.  To find a Childbirth Educator or Doula please visit  Jennifer believes strongly in building a diverse support system and network that will help set all family members up for long term success!