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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kiss to Dismiss- Not all licks are the same.

    January 7, 2018

    Our hotline gets many calls from concerned families who have experienced growling or a bite from their family dog.  In the description often they will mention how the dog always licked the child.  They are confused by why the dog would be “kissing” (a human form of affection and then biting?  This is why I […]

  • 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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