Family Paws provides specialized programs and support for new and expecting parents with dogs.
Since 2002, our goal has been to increase safety and reduce stress in homes with young children and family dogs. We’re here to help you answer the question “How can we prepare with our dog for life with baby/children?”
Jennifer Shyrock, owner and founder of Family Paws, saw a need for resources and information to support new and expecting families with dogs. While answering calls for a German Shepherd rescue Jennifer heard firsthand the concerns, challenges, and heartache families experienced. From fearing how their dog would accept a new addition to a serious bite to a toddler, families needed more support and resources. Recognizing this need led Jennifer down the path to developing this very important niche, Dog and baby/toddler dynamics and safety through Family Paws. We believe strongly that education empowers and our goal is to increase safety and decrease stress for all family members through education and realistic expectations.