Services provided by Family Paws® LLC in Cary, NC

When it comes to dog and baby or dog and toddler relationships you really want to choose someone who is experienced and understands the unique challenges parents encounter with young children and dogs. As a parent, Jennifer understand the importance of positive interaction and safety when it comes to your baby or toddler and family dog.

Dog and baby dynamics can be a source of frustration for many parents. We are here to support and prepare you one stage at a time. Jennifer Shryock applies her knowledge of child development, dog behavior and life experience as a Mother of four kids to help support your family with practical and positive solutions. Jennifer has supported thousands of families and mentored hundreds of dog professionals all over the world.

Whether you’re expecting (or adopting) your first child or have a houseful of kids already, Jennifer offers families expert advice and support to help increase safety and fun while decreasing stress for all.

We prioritize expectant families and families with toddlers. We are also available to help families with pet selection.

Private Behavioral Consultations

Jennifer specializes in baby and dog & dog and toddler dynamics offering successful strategies that are positive and practical for all family members. She supports families with customised consultations who have concerns about dog and child interaction but especially is dedicated to helping parents plan and prepare ahead with education.

Families will learn about dog body language and how to avoid common situations that often lead to conflict between babies and family dogs.

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Local Classes and Workshops

Jennifer offers information sessions at local Babies R Us as well as Dogs & Storks Seminars in the triangle.

Contact Jennifer for more information.

Speeches and Presentations

Jennifer is available to speak to your organization on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Dog & baby/toddler dynamics

  • Choosing and Introducing a new dog to your family

  • Adoption and family dogs

  • Grandkids and dogs

    Why children are bitten: Differences in dog and human communication

  • Dog bite prevention on the job

If you’d like to suggest a topic, please contact Jennifer.


Learn more about our programs (Dogs & Storks and Dogs and Toddlers) offered as online webinars as well as by local presenters.

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For emergencies please call our toll free dog and baby support Hotline.  


Please fill out our Client Questionnaire and I will respond to you within 24 hours. If you do not hear from me please do not hesitate to call at 919.961.1608.

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Our professionals have chosen to specialise in dog and baby/toddler dynamics. We are the trusted and highly endorsed program requiring that all of our dog professional participate in specialised ongoing training.