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  • New LOGO same Passion!

    November 17, 2021

    There is always so much going on behind the scenes with Family Paws!  Honestly it is awesome, exhausting and amazing all at once! The bottom line though is it is really an honor and humbling to be able to support new and expecting families worldwide!   I always said I would work with kids and […]

  • Our Family Paws Program for Veterinary Professionals is LIVE!

    November 11, 2021

    Family Paws is super excited to have partnered with VetVine to offer an information-packed 4 part course for veterinary professionals dedicated to dog and baby/toddler safety! I have always deeply believed that veterinarians play a key role in sharing knowledge and resources to new and expecting families with dogs. Families trust their vet!  More resources […]

  • Dr Jill Sackman and Jen shryock chat about holidays and pups

    November 3, 2021

    Dr Jill Sackman and Jennifer shryock discuss Holidays and pups Listen is as we discuss some of the fun and challenging times ahead at holiday time.  Family gatherings, what to consider, plan ahead and how to keep everyone happy, relaxed and safe.  Including the turkey!!!  We will give many tips for proactive options.  We also […]

  • Managing Feeding Time With Your Kids and Dog!

    October 29, 2021

    Here is an article with some great information from one of our excellent Family Paws Educators, Mel Ritterman: Managing feeding time with your kids and dog!  

  • 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 […]

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