For Parents and Families

sleeping baby imageWelcome parents, grandparents, friends, and family.  If you are here chances are that you are expecting a baby to be joining your family in the near future.  We are so glad you found us!  Our Dogs & Storks program has been supporting new and expecting families for 20 years.  You can be confident in our program and our educators to help set you and your family dog up for success.  

We know how much you love your dog. That’s why you want to make sure the transition for your family dog is an easy and safe one. For everyone involved. We understand and are here to help!

Preparing ahead can decrease stress for all involved.  Our program answers the most commonly asked questions and provides insight on dog behavior to help you feel more confident and less stressed.  Our Dogs & Storks program is perfect for new and expecting families while our Dogs & Toddlers program is ideal for families with babies PRIOR to the crawling stage.  

All too often I receive calls from parents who are devastated due to their dog growling at their baby.  Our programs are here to help dog lovers learn how to set their dog and child up for success to prevent conflicts and miscommunication that could lead to a growl, nip, or bite.  Our 1 1/2 hour webinar or replay is honestly the best thing you can do as you prepare for baby, or for the crawling and mobility stage.

So many families WISH they’d had a better understanding of how their dog expressed their discomfort or anxiety before their baby arrived. Dogs communicate differently than humans.   Having them as a part of our lives means we need to learn how they communicate and how to best support them as members of a growing family. The great thing is that everyone can increase their knowledge of dog body language and communication. 

Our programs and resources help you anticipate, prepare, and establish expectations that leads to better outcomes for ALL members of your family. Dogs included.


Not sure where to start? Family Paws’ helpful resource page will get you on the right path! From videos to PDFs to links to expert information, there’s something for every doggy parent. 

Dogs & Storks Webinar

Dogs & Storks® is perfect for expecting families with dogs as they prepare with their dog for life with baby. We offer positive, practical, and fun solutions that will help you include your dog once baby arrives. We want to help ease families into the transition from pet parents to baby parents with dogs.


Want to watch a replay right away?  Perfect!  You can purchase that here!

Dogs & Toddlers Webinar

Dogs & Toddlers™ is the ideal program for families with dogs and babies who are soon to be crawling or walking. Often the first 3 months have gone smoothly and many families are caught off guard when their dog begins to show discomfort with the new developmental changes of their mobile baby.

This program offers insight and proactive options for some of the common challenges families with dogs experience as baby becomes mobile. 


Can’t wait for the live event?  No problem! You can purchase the webinar replay here.

Family Paws Parent Educators

There are simple, practical things you can do to ensure your day-to-day life with dogs and small children is good for all. 

But unlike books, blog posts, or videos, working with a Family Paws Parent Educator ensures that the unique needs of your family are taken into consideration when creating a practical strategy for your household. Because no two dogs or homes are exactly alike. 

Dog and Baby Support Line

Need immediate help? The Dog & Baby Support line offers families and professionals instant access to dog professionals who specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics. We are ready to listen and hear your concerns and offer support and resources.

Work With Jennifer

Looking for a private behavioral consultation? Working one-on-one with Jennifer gives you practical advice directly from our founder on how to best prepare with your dog for life with baby, as well as how to manage your dog through your child’s different stages of development. 

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.