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  • 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 […]

  • Easter Egg Hunt fun!

    April 16, 2017

      All you need is some tasty treats, kids to stuff and hide eggs and family dogs (and cats). ***Dog Aware Tip*** We encourage to do food activities with one dog at a time to prevent any conflicts or safety issues.  Check out Windsor and his egg fun!  

  • Ready to join the Family Paws Team of professionals?

    March 9, 2017

    Family Paws Parent Educator Course is indented to help professionals who choose to use our licensed materials in consultations or to offer community education.  Our 13 week course is just the beginning of the support and learning we do together as a strong network of professionals dedicated to dog and baby/toddler dynamics. Our course for […]

  • Differences in appearance

    February 20, 2017

    We really encourage our families to increase their Dog Aware skills by becoming in tune with their dog’s subtle responses.  Ever notice a change in your dog’s behavior when someone approaches with a hat on?  Sunglasses?  Costumes?  What about kids running around in snow suits?  If you are expecting a baby to be visiting or […]

  • Lifting baby

    February 6, 2017

    Our dogs observe us all day long and when it is just we adults….they are quite used to our patterns of motion etc.  Once a baby arrives there are all sorts of odd looking actions that can cause dogs to become confused, excited or reactive in some way.  FPPE encourages families to know their dog […]

  • New parents & Cat naps. Practice & plan with your dog for safe snoozes.

    January 18, 2017

    It is easy to doze off when you are a very tired parent to a newborn.  Family Paws Parent Education programs encourage expectant families and caretakers of babies to have plan and PRACTICE.  Where will the dog be when….baby is in crib, bouncer, on playmate, in basinet, or even asleep on a sleeping parent. Our […]

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