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Welcome to Family Paws Parent Education

Family Paws offers support and resources for families and professionals supporting new and expecting families with dogs.  Since 2002 Family Paws has been dedicated to creating educational programs to help increase safety and decrease stress for new and expecting families with dogs.  We believe strongly that early preparation prior to the birth or adoption of a baby into a dog loving family is essential for safety and long term success.

We are excited to offer these Webinars in 2021:

Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers

Programs & Services


Choose Us

Experience!  Jennifer Shryock founded Family Paws in 2002 due to a lack of information and resources for families with dogs and young children.  Family Paws has earned the trust and respect by supporting new and expecting families for almost 20 years.  As the leading experts in dog and baby/toddler dynamics Family Paws offers an in-depth program for dog professionals choosing to support new and expecting families as part of their business.  All of our educators must complete an interview process, 3 month course, in-depth exam and maintain active participation to be listed on our educator locator. The additional education Family Paws offers to dog professionals truly is unique. Family Paws is the first international program dedicated to dog and baby/toddler dynamics.

We know with professional support and guidance, our educators will help ease your transition from pet-parent to baby-parent with pet. Our parent education programs include ongoing support and programs that grow with your baby. We are here to guide you every step of the way as your baby grows and dog ages.

Find a Family Paws Educator Near You

Our professionals have chosen to specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics.