Family Paws is proud to offer two courses for Dog Professionals – our 13-Week Family Paws Educator Foundation Course and our New Dog Aware Mini Course.

Family Paws 13-Week Educator Foundation Course

  • 24 CEU credits IAABC

  • 16.2 CEU credits CCPDT

Dog Aware 4-Part Mini Course

  • 4 CEU credits IAABC

  • 4 CEU credits CCPDT

Family Paws Parent Educator Foundation Course

Our Educator Foundation Course is offered to dog professionals who have chosen and been approved to become a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator. This opportunity is much more than a course. It is a commitment to being an active part of the Family Paws Educator referral network and staying up to date with Family Paws materials and information.

COURSE DETAILS:

When:

  • Tuesdays January 9 – April 2
  • Tuesdays April 30 – July 23
  • Tuesdays August 13 – November 5

Where:

Live online weekly via Zoom and Facebook

Time Commitment:

16 hours live via Zoom, up to 2 hours a week homework

Cost:

$1995

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Why Choose to Become Part of the Family Paws Parent Educator Team?
  • Boost your marketing reach by offering dog and baby/toddler-specific services
  • Increase the credibility and visibility of your business by being associated with a recognized and highly endorsed International program.
  • Receive a field-tested presentation created by an expert in dog and baby/toddler dynamics.
  • Save time and increase your effectiveness by using our real-life photos, practical exercises, and professional handouts with your clients.
  • Differentiate your business from your competition by highlighting our logos on your materials, including your website.
  • Receive ongoing support, education, and updated materials to stay ahead of others in your field.
  • Have peace of mind knowing that you’ll receive support and guidance on challenging cases involving dog and baby/toddler dynamics.
  • To participate and attend FPPE online learning opportunities
  • To build a more profitable business through increased knowledge and improved skills when working in homes with dogs and young children.
Overview & Fees
Course Outline
What's included for Educators?
Education & Business/Marketing Support
  • Ongoing support from Founder Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC
  • Classes for CE’s covering topics from marketing to child development.
  • Exposure through national advertising and press for the programs.
  • Referrals in your local area through our website search service.
  • Benefits and discounts from The Family Dog and more!
  • Referrals from our Dog & Baby Support line
  • Free Marketing webinar by John Visconti, author of Fetch More Dollars
Included Materials
  • A ready-to-use, professionally designed PowerPoint presentation for both programs
  • Flyers, ads, and press releases you can customize and use.
  • High-resolution logo files, ready to put on your materials for co-branding.
  • 20+ handouts to use with your clients.
  • 4 1-on-1 coaching sessions with Jennifer Shryock
  • Access to our private group area for discussions, ongoing support, and networking
  • And much more!
Meet Your Instructors
Meet Your Instructors

Jennifer Shryock

Founder, B.A. CDBC

Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and the proud owner of Family PawsLLC in Cary, North Carolina. Jennifer has served as a board member of the International Childbirth Education Association and is also a mother and former special education teacher.

Meet Your Instructors

Bethany Cunningham, CPDT-KA

Bethany Cunningham, CPDT-KA Program Development & Educator Program Co-Instructor

Bethany Cunningham, CPDT-KA is a mom, professional dog trainer, and professional photographer. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with a focus on behavior modification in pet dogs.

What Our Graduates Say

Dog Aware Mini Course

Our Dog Aware Mini Course is a 4 part course and is PERFECT to get a feel for Family Paws materials that will immediately support your families. Join us for the 4 pillars of Dog Aware. We will cover the importance of body language, sensitivities, proximity, and supervision.

COURSE DETAILS:

When:

  • Tuesdays January 9 – April 2
  • Tuesdays April 30 – July 23

Where:

Live online weekly via Zoom and Facebook

Time Commitment:

1 hour a week for 4 weeks

Cost:

$150

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What You'll Learn

We refer to the four pillars as BSPS: Body language, Sensitivities, Proximity, and Supervision. We will discuss how each of these plays a role in a family’s relationship with their dog, and how important it is for them to become second nature when it comes to living with kids and dogs. BSPS will be an excellent tool for dog professionals to teach their clients so that they can easily scan their home life situation and make safer choices. The goal is to empower more adults to take action and understand their dogs before things go too far.

Upon completion of the Dog Aware course, learners will be able to:
  • Utilize “Doggie Detective” materials.
  • Describe 2 reasons why dog body language is essential for parents with young children.
  • Gain insight into the importance of identifying sensitivities early, ideally before baby arrives.
  • Give examples as to how proximity is important when it comes to newly crawling babies /toddlers
  • Define and give examples of the 5 types of supervision.
  • Be able to describe the 4 components of being Dog Aware.

Each class is 60 minutes and includes both instruction with presentation and Q & A. Assignments will be given to further optimize your learning experience.

4 CEU’s for CCPDT and IAABC Instructor: Jennifer Shryock BA, CDBC, FPPE, LFDM

Meet Your Instructor
Meet Your Instructor

Jennifer Shryock

Founder, B.A. CDBC

Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and the proud owner of Family PawsLLC in Cary, North Carolina. Jennifer has served as a board member of the International Childbirth Education Association and is also a mother and former special education teacher.