• Life catches up!

    March 19, 2009

    The blog is a good indicator of how hectic and busy my life is. At 5 months pregnant with 3 kids, 4 dogs, 6 cats and 2 hampsters….life is busy. So, that brings me to one of the things I love about Dogs & Storks® ….practical advice. As I go through my own preparation with […]

  • Dog and baby smarts!

    March 5, 2009

    Life is hectic when you are meeting the needs of a newborn. Grabbing a moment when your arms are free is precious. I know this first hand. That said, it is so important for families to have a set plan of where the baby will be and where the dog will go when Mom/Dad ( […]

  • Does BSL really work?

    March 3, 2009

    We’re seeing more and more places jump on the BSL bandwagon, but is it just a knee-jerk reaction or are they actually examining the evidence as to whether… Does BSL Really Work?? – If this is a topic of interest we encourage you to visit the newly launched site for the National Canine Research […]

  • Radio interviews

    February 24, 2009

    Listen now to several radio interviews with Jennifer ShryockWe are always interested in providing educationt to families and welcome interview opportunities!

  • Diaper downs…including your dog while you tend to baby.

    February 20, 2009

    Here is a great clip of Bette Yip practicing a “dishwasher down.” I use this same techique to teach dogs that lying down when changing a diaper or dressing a baby is the desired behavior. In order to do this you must take your time and have what y ou need handy. YOu will need […]

  • big dog hits baby in the head (youtube)

    February 17, 2009

    This dog is mouthing the baby like it would another dog, although gentle, this interaction is not safe and often leads to confusion and miscommunication once the dog begins to play rougher. The child will get bigger and then what? Will it be ok to mouth the baby then? Children this age MUST have a […]

  • Baby and Boxer Seen on Bonnie hunt show

    February 17, 2009

    I have received this video clip in email so many times that I finally decided to post about it. I am torn on this one….although adorable, it is never safe to allow a baby to freely explore a dog…especially a sleeping one. This interaction is beautiful but….the boxer does a great job offering signals indicating […]

  • Decreasing challenges with a head on approach….dogs and babies

    February 14, 2009

    Meet our boy Windsor, A year ago I was contacted by an animal control officer about this neglected dog. Our family had planned to “take a break” from fostering until my daughter caught a glimpse of these photos and said….”Mommy, we need to help him.” Anyway, the images did not leave my mind either and […]

  • Interview today!

    February 13, 2009

    Interview with Hypnobabies today at 12 pm ET visit

  • Something is different….extra precautions needed.

    February 7, 2009

    When there is anyone other then Mom or Dad supervising a baby in the home there is likely to be a change in dynamics for the dog. Dogs are senstive to the changing of people coming and going in their environment. Some, more then others.This is often reflected in articles of major dog incidents that […]

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