• It won’t happen to me….

    July 2, 2015

      I am so grateful to have had the opportunty to attend the annual Postpartum Support International Conference again this year. As someone who was personally touched by postpartum depression and anxiety I can not express how excited I feel each time I hear new research and learn of more support for families. I was […]

  • Babywearing vs. Strollering

    May 22, 2015

    ­Babywearing vs. Strollering: Considerations when dog walking with babies Up until the birth of our daughter last year, our two Shepherd-ish dogs enjoyed walks on a regular basis, pretty exclusively with me. For years beforehand I would wake up hours before going to work (to my job as a fulltime dog walker) & take each […]

  • Education IS prevention

    May 17, 2015

    This week is national dog bite prevention week. This week take time to learn about dog body language. The more you know about how a dog communicates with subtle gestures the better you will be able to respond appropriately. As a parent this is VERY important. Not only will you increase safety for your child […]

  • Doulas make a difference!

    March 27, 2015

    It is important all expectant families surround themselves with as much support as possible. This week is world doula week. Doulas are an important part of an expectant families support system. Doulas offer a wide range of skills focused on meeting the desires and needs of each family member before, during and after birth. Lack […]

  • Dogs are NOT stepping stones!

    January 3, 2015

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  • New Year’s Eve & dogs.

    December 31, 2014

    Each New Year’s Eve we prepare our home and our dogs for the different experience of the exciting evening ahead.   Some years we have had a house full of varrying ages of kids. Crates, KONGs in rooms, gates etc in place always were our theme. This year things will be a bit calmer. Although we […]

  • Family Paws Parent Education new FB page

    December 29, 2014

    Please check us out at our new Facebook page.   We want to include you in the discussion and hope you will share with friends our new page.   Check us out!  

  • Beyond the “awwww” of viral media.

    November 14, 2014

    A cute baby learning to crawl with the family dog watching. What could be more adorable, right!? Add a little music and a great title and capture hearts all over the world!   There is always the “awww” factor that romances us…no doubt about it.  We love seeing different species living together in harmony. We add our own storylines and our own interpretations to […]

  • Family Paws Parent Education in Ireland

    October 10, 2014

    We are so excited about Family Paws Parent Education exhibition in Northern Ireland this evening for Sure Start. There was lots of interest in the Dogs And Storks Programme.  Great job Gabrielle Dunne for getting word out.  We have an awesome team in Ireland great education ahead!  Awesome to see so much interest and families excited […]

  • What is a “Success Station?”

    July 27, 2014

    Crates, gates, and indoor tethers are some of the management options i will discuss with families in our first visit.  it is common for families to have put away crates and gates once the dog has matured.  When I bring up the topic of management people are surprised and often resistant at first to the idea of […]

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