December 22, 2021

    Our support line receives many calls from very upset parents following a growl or dog bite.  As I listen through each voice message I am tuning into patterns throughout the calls. One pattern I noticed is how often parents would mention that the dog would like the baby/toddler often.  They felt confused and betrayed as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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