• Relationship building

    September 25, 2013

    This weekend I had the pleasure of presenting with Colleen Pelarabout Kids & dogs thanks to the New England Dog Training Club, Boston K9 Concierge and Puppyworks. Our focus was on how to build relationships through education.  Dogs really do offer so much communication that as humans does not come naturally to us.  Colleen brought up […]

  • Active little minds learning all the time….too early? NEVER!

    August 28, 2013

    I have always believed that safe dog and child relationships begin with the parents before the child is ready!  Educating parents and shaping expectations of what safe dog and child encounters look like often takes time and practice before it becomes natural.  Often new patterns need to set into place and old beliefs challenged and […]

  • Kids & Crates

    August 15, 2013

    No, this is not an article about crating children.  Instead it is about setting boundaries.  Many times I see images of children in dog crates and parents finding this funny, cute and seeing it as a great photo op.  Personally I see it as an accident waiting to happen.  It is true that toddlers are […]

  • Pet, Pause, RESPECT!

    August 5, 2013

    I am so excited to see this blog post today as this is a common theme of phone calls I receive from frustrated dog owners or parents after their dog has growled or bitten someone just after or during a belly rub.  “But he was on his back getting belly rubs. He loves belly rubs.” […]

  • Dog and Baby Resources

    July 22, 2013

    We are adding new resources for new and expecting families and those that support them!  We want to hear from you as to what is helpful.  We invite you to visit the following: Our resources page Our Dog & Baby Connection FB page Our youtube channel Our Dog & Baby Support Hotline Check out our […]

  • Tips for selecting a family dog.

    July 15, 2013

    Thank you Animal Farm Foundation for inviting me to answer some questions.  I know many will enjoy this blog post!  Enjoy the read! Click here!

  • Positive example on youtube!

    July 8, 2013

      Here is an example of a toddler being included in daily routines with the dogs in a controlled and supervised way.  I like that the dogs are waiting nicely and still checking in with the “trusted” adults.  It is clear that the child has practiced or observed this feeding routine many times.  The child […]

  • Fostering happily ever afters!

    July 1, 2013

    Over the last 15 years our family has been active and dedicated to rescue.  Our family has fostered over 70 dogs in our home and I am always touched when I hear an update or just gain new “family” due to the bonds we share from connecting the perfect companion with a family. You can […]

  • Vacation and traveling.

    June 24, 2013

    Summer is a great time for families to take off and go have some fun.  There are many pet friendly places to go with your pup so you can include them in your travels.   Traveling with your dog requires more research and preparation. Finding a place that allows dogs Knowing the rules (dog must be […]

  • Barefoot & wild….summer fun!

    June 17, 2013

    Children barefoot and racing through sprinklers can be very inviting for pups to want to engage in a game of chase.   It is best to allow your dog “kid free” cool spaces while your little ones enjoy the outdoor fun.  Offer a frozen goodie that will last your dog some time while the kids play […]

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