For Birth and Family Professionals


We are so glad you have taken the time to visit. As parent educators who specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics, we believe that having many connections and resources for the families we support is essential.

You all have expertise and gifts that our entire FPPE team can share with the families we support. Together we can increase safety and decrease stress as parents transition from pet parent to parents with pets.

“Together we can create a dynamic support system for growing families with dogs…that is the mission of FPPE.” – Jennifer Shryock




NEW Course for Childbirth Professionals and Postpartum Professionals

DOG AWARE, Birth and Postpartum Professionals

Dog and baby situations can be complex, heartbreaking, and sometimes dangerous.  Knowing what to look for can prevent these dynamic situations from escalating. Just like dog professionals refer to you for birthing-related subjects, we are here to help you and the families you support when it comes to their canine babies. That is what our Dog Aware Birth Professionals four-part course is all about.  Please join me, Jennifer Shryock in this fun, informative series to learn about dogs and some common trouble spots I have seen families run into over the last 20 years of specializing in this super important niche.




Topics Include:

  1. Dog body language
    1. Why it is important
    2. Your safety when visiting families
    3. Practicing observation skills
  2. Sensitivities
    1. Why this is important for your visits and in general
    2. How it relates to your safety and success in-home visits
    3.  Looking 3, 6, 9 months ahead and what is important
  3. Proximity
    1. How close is too close?  How do you know?
    2. Considerations when visiting homes with dogs
    3. What to share with your clients to support them in the future
  4. Supervision
    1. What does it really mean (5 types)?
    2. Management/Success stations
    3. How long?  How to achieve it. Why?
    4. Babies grow, dogs age, adjust at every stage

Each class is live and will be 60 minutes with 45 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of Q & A.  There will be assignments to complement the material we cover in each class.

This class is for childbirth professionals, Doulas, Midwives, and any therapists or professionals supporting families during this stage of life. 

Register for February class HERE.

Register for April Class Here






We are excited to offer these Webinars in 2023:

Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers


  • We have many FREE printable and online resources for you. Check them out here!
  • Our Dogs & Storks program is a great beginning step for families! This program is packed with answers and info to help get families started right away. Order our Digital download here.
  • Please visit our blog and plan to stay awhile. There is lots of information. Grab some tea and visit us here!
  • If you are interested in finding one of our licensed FPPE presenters please follow this link. We have over 250 licensed educators in over 20 counties.
  • If you do not see one of our FPPE professionals in your area please email or call 1 877-247-3407. We will support you in finding a dog behavior professional who is qualified to assist you.

The dog training field is not regulated and when it comes to dog and baby safety it is important to be extra careful. Learn more. We want only methods that are safe for children to observe and where the dog trusts not fears the adults in the home. Please learn more I am happy to answer any questions you may have on this important topic. I had a LOT of learning to do myself over the years. We have come a LONG way in what we know about dogs and their behavior. Thank Goodness!

***Family Paws Parent Education does not support the use of shock (remote, e-collar, low stim, etc) prong or choke collars.




Every Young Family Needs a Support System.

Find a Family Paw’s Educator near you and get the support you need to safely and happily raise your dogs and children, together.