Creating Dog Aware ™ Generations. Expert support & resources for families with dogs. Are you a dog lover expecting a baby? Do you already have kids and dogs but need information or support? You have come to the perfect place! Family Paws is the perfect place to find resources and professional support.
We are professionals who understand the transition to parenthood will cause some major adjustments within your family and household and your dog and baby. 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!
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Going through the Family Paws Program and becoming a presentor was a positive experience both for myself and my veterinary practice. I feel I now have the knowledge and skills to not only help pets but entire families! As a veterinarian I would recommend not only using Family Paws as a primary resource but also for all veterinary practices to have a staff member as a presentor!
Bringing Family Paws Parent Education (FPPE) into my practice has added a great new service to help my practice grow and become more family friendly. Not only do I offer community family safety seminars and private counselling on baby and dog safety, but I use my knowledge to answer questions every day in the exam room. FPPE provides great resources, handouts and webinars to share with clients. It demonstrates to clients how important it is seek behavior advice from their veterinarian instead of following risky advice from the Internet. Educating and raising awareness with new families about baby and toddler safety prevents serious problems before they start! This builds bonds not only with the family and their dog but also to my practice. It teaches children right from the start how to behave and be safe around dogs! That helps build a new generation of clients for my practice! Being a FPPE licensed presenter has been very rewarding and really helps me serve the entire family!
Jennifer continues to exceed my expectations as a leader and mentor of Family Paws Parent Education. I approached Jennifer a few years ago for more information regarding parent-child-dog interactions that I had seen which I was uncomfortable with. She listened, provided helpful advice and a venue for more education. After our conversation, I wanted more knowledge and pursued Family Paws Parent Education licensed presenter training. I learned not only about the essential information included in the Dogs and Storks and Dogs and Toddler programs, but also important considerations when talking to parents. But what impressed me the most is her continued dedication to the licensed presenters. Jennifer provides not only a comprehensive initial training for this specialized topic, but also continued learning, routine meetings, ongoing communication and case support. She has created an exceptional resource for helping families understand baby/toddler and dog safety.
As a Registered Veterinary Technician for 17 years (training dogs and their humans for 15) and being in this field for 22 years, Family Paws is the program that goes above and beyond for their presenters. After having children of my own I became interested in dog bite prevention, not only for myself but for my clients. Most of what I was finding was scare tactic information or outdated advice that I had heard repeated over and over again. Then I found Jennifer at Family Paws. She honestly changed my life. She is such a wealth of information and I continue to learn things from her every single time we talk. Through her organization she teaches you, giving weekly webinars that not only are interactive but where you learn how to dispense the information in a way that it will be well received. She walks you through each family milestone, from birth to toddler, so you are well prepared to help those families move through each stage, either as they are going through it or preparing them for what might be coming next. Jennifer has been available to me on a number of occasion by phone call as well. Helping me work through a challenge a family was having. I can’t say enough good things about Jennifer and the outstanding program she has created with Family Paws. She really is paving the way, getting factual information out there so we are all giving good solid, safe, healthy advice to our clients.
It has been an absolute pleasure to know you and learn from you. Attending the M2L classes was pure joy, and I have learnt so much more than I expected to. I find myself applying so many of the program concepts in my general dog training and in for behaviour work too. I can honestly say that your deciding to include me in your program by making it financially viable for me, has touched my life, but also the lives of so many others who have benefited from the information and learning that I gained from you. I know that many pet parents are happier and safer due to this, and so many dogs are being understood better and are less stressed out!
Jen, I just wanted to thank you for welcoming me into your FPPE family a few years back when I was starting my journey in the industry. Being part of your mission has been a pleasure and one of the best career decisions I’ve made. When I first spoke with you on the phone, I felt your passion for helping families and canines but also the industry as a whole. I truly enjoyed your program and it was a great addition to my toolbox. Your knowledge of canine behavior in families with children; or who are expecting a new addition, is awesome. One thing that stands out to me is your personal and consistent involvement with your presenters from online groups, emails and phone conversations etc. You are always there for your presenters, for anything they need, which is such an awesome thing to do. I truly love the lifetime support and friendship you offer, and I know I will be part of the FPPE family forever. I am proud to participate in your mission of educating and helping the public and canines. Your opinions and knowledge are priceless. I would recommend every trainer who shares our passion be part of FPPE. I cannot put into words how this has helped me on both a personal and business level. I almost forgot to mention thank you for always allowing presenters access to updated material as FPPE is moves forward and progresses.
I love the Dog and Baby Connection(now Dogs &Toddlers)! It’s easy to find advice for introducing a dog and a baby, but there’s very little that really focuses on developing a strong relationship between the two. Until now. The Dog and Baby Connection fills the gap. It’s filled with useful, practical, and easy-to-implement tips that help families manage kid-and-dog interactions as babies grow and develop. Dog trainers will love having this resource to share with their clients.
I have worked with Jen for over 10 years and have found her to be professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior and baby safety around dogs. Jen knows exactly how to present the right information in a gentle way to parents/dog owners to allow them to have success. She is very generous with her time and expertise and has a genuine desire to improve the lives of her clients. Jen has been a great help to Doggone Safe over the years and I would highly recommend her services to anyone who needs help with a dog behavior problem or who wants to ensure safety for babies or children in families with dogs.
This is a great go-to resource. I will rely on Dogs & Toddlers program to help my clients. This is a natural follow up to my all-time favorite DOGS AND STORKS.
I highly recommend Jen. She was a resource we told about through calling Siberian husky rescue when our Siberian bite our little girl. Jen provided us with information. As we had to decide what to do with our dog and how to help our family especially our daughter. Jen was supportive and non judgmental. Jen was able to help us find a trainer in our area as she lived three hours away for our other dog. Jen was kind and would just listen. We are amazing blessed to have found that resource because when our daughter went to the hospital while she was treated medically we received no resources nor was it treated as a trauma simply a routine dog bite. With her guidance we have gained a better understanding of dogs and while we still have a lot more to learn the information we have has changed our understanding of dogs. I highly recommend her services and wish her program was in every hospital and would have been the day we went to the hospital. Julie and family,