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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 […]

  • Dog and baby on the scene….parent in between!

    October 29, 2018

    Examples of Full Awake ACTIVE supervision! Every dog and parent professional says Supervise dogs and kids, especially babies.  What does that really mean?  Here are some examples of Full active supervision.  To see more of what Family Paws means by supervision check out our handout here. Dog & Baby on the scene….a parent in between!

  • Don’t Scare Be Dog Aware!

    October 2, 2018

    Halloween is a fun time for those who choose to participate..  Not all kids enjoy this spooky night nor do dogs.  Be respectful and considerate.  Here are some great tips! Follow us on instagram #familypawsofficial and facebook  

  • Dogs & Storks LIVE webinar

    September 28, 2018

    Join us October 24, 2018 at 7pm-8:30pm Eastern time.  ONLINE LIVE $35 Reserve your spot! The perfect webinar for all dog loving families expecting a baby!   We invite ALL family members and professionals who support families with dogs.   TOPICS: How to prepare with your dog for baby Dog sensitivities Manners & boundaries Homecoming […]

  • Dogs do not love ALL kids… Really?

    September 4, 2018

    Many people believe their dog “Loves all kids” and make this generalization. This, in fact, is usually far from the real experience of the dog. Dogs that accept older children (like in photo left) might not feel comfortable with unsteady toddlers. The unpredictability of toddlers may make dogs uneasy. The frequency of child visits and exposure to […]

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