baby and dog

  • New LOGO same Passion!

    November 17, 2021

    There is always so much going on behind the scenes with Family Paws!  Honestly it is awesome, exhausting and amazing all at once! The bottom line though is it is really an honor and humbling to be able to support new and expecting families worldwide!   I always said I would work with kids and […]

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    Is it Safe to Sleep with your Dog and Newborn Baby in the Same Room?

    August 23, 2021

    Safety is a priority when it involves newborns and dogs.  There is much to think about and plan ahead for when it comes to sleeping for all family members.  Safety and comfort is important especially in those early months.  Family Paws Parent Educator, Mel Ritterman wrote an excellent and informative article about this very topic. […]

  • Dogs love space

    May 22, 2021

    When setting up success stations it is important to keep some important points in mind.  What works in your home for a baby under 3 months may change quickly for a baby at 5 months.  Management will change constantly for the first 3 years!  How you might ask? Let’s talk about an example. You may have […]

  • Dogs and Toddlers, Preparing families with dogs for life with Toddlers

    January 12, 2021

    This program is by far (in my opinion) the most important program that ALL dog lovers, parents, professionals and humans need to view.  Yep, basically everyone can benefit from the topics covered in this program.  One of my 2021 New Year’s resolutions is to reach as many people as possible with the important information covered […]

  • My dog loves my baby…he always licks him!

    January 13, 2014

    “My dog loves my baby…he always licks him!” This is a comment from parents that will trigger me to ask many questions they may find silly such as: Describe the licks for me…are they fast, slow, quick and then dog moves away? Is it a full tongue or tiny bit? Full lick or quick flick? […]

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