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

Dog Aware Course for Birth & 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. This course is for childbirth professionals, doulas, midwives, and any therapists or professionals supporting families during this stage of life.



  • April 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:00AM


Online via Zoom

Time Commitment:

4 – 1 hour classes + assignments



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

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