• It happened to me! When things don’t go as planned.

    October 6, 2021

    Our guest blog is from one of our awesome Family Paws Educators.  Meet Debra Murray What Debra shares in this blog post is something I think many will connect with.  I think it is so important for all of us to remember that there are times that despite how much WE want something to work […]

  • Give a dog space!

    September 27, 2021

    One of our favorite Family Paws phrases is “Invites decrease bites”. Did you know that inviting a dog into your space is very different from entering the dog’s space? This is especially true with babies and toddlers who move in unpredictable ways. So often we receive phone calls from the parents of newly-crawling babies once […]

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    Is it Safe to Sleep with your Dog and Newborn Baby in the Same Room?

    August 23, 2021

    Safety is a priority when it involves newborns and dogs.  There is much to think about and plan ahead for when it comes to sleeping for all family members.  Safety and comfort is important especially in those early months.  Family Paws Parent Educator, Mel Ritterman wrote an excellent and informative article about this very topic. […]

  • The Crate Controversy

    August 4, 2021

    This is a super helpful blog post from one of. our Family Paws Educators, Verena Schleich.  The Crate Controversy Here is a bit more about the author. “Verena Schleich is a KPA-CTP, proud graduate of the Family Paws Parent Educator program, and certified in Pet Loss Companioning.  She lives in an old farm house with […]

  • Dogs love space

    May 22, 2021

    When setting up success stations it is important to keep some important points in mind.  What works in your home for a baby under 3 months may change quickly for a baby at 5 months.  Management will change constantly for the first 3 years!  How you might ask? Let’s talk about an example. You may have […]

  • Family Paws and Veterinary Professionals

    February 3, 2021

    We are thrilled to be offering a FREE information webinar LIVE through VetVine on March 3.  Here are all the details and we look forward to seeing you!  Register today!   Crawling Babies, Conflicted Dogs: 5 Ways to Decrease Heartbreaking Dilemmas in Your Practice Sherrie Yuschak, RVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8p ET […]

  • Dogs and Toddlers, Preparing families with dogs for life with Toddlers

    January 12, 2021

    This program is by far (in my opinion) the most important program that ALL dog lovers, parents, professionals and humans need to view.  Yep, basically everyone can benefit from the topics covered in this program.  One of my 2021 New Year’s resolutions is to reach as many people as possible with the important information covered […]

  • Doggie Detective® Activity Sheets

    May 12, 2020

    Yeah!  A fun way to learn increase you and your child’s dog aware skills by being Doggie Detectives®!  Check out these fun activity sheets.  Look at each drawing and talk about the EARS, EYES, TAIL, MUZZLE, gather all the clues to solve the puzzle.  What is the dog saying with their body language?  Check it […]

  • Bethany Cunningham

    May 30, 2018

    Family Paws Parent Education would not be the same without all of the talent behind the scenes.  I want to thank Bethany Cunningham for all the amazing photos for our programs and website.  Bethany has also been a HUGE part of the program development and is now co-instructing the Family Paws Foundation course. Learn more […]

  • Family Paws 2018 Conference

    May 30, 2018

    We are thrilled to have Colleen Pelar joining and sharing with us again at the Family Paws Conference here in Raleigh July 27, 28!  Colleen is always one of my favorite speakers.  Humor and knowledge are blended beautifully in all of her talks.  Here is a quick video of Colleen and I discussing the 5 […]

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