Cooper and Kids is my story of motherhood and the juggle between being a mum, a wife and a crazy dog lady. As a qualified dog trainer, I will share my story, knowledge, training tips and advice to help parents better understand the do’s and don’ts of living together with kids and dogs. Mel xox

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Am I doing this Parenting thing right??

How many of you have asked yourself this question? I know I have, in fact, I ask myself this question all the time!   Mummmmmmmmm, I want more….   Mummmmmmmmm, get me this…. Mummmmmmmmmm, get me that…   Mummmmmmmm,…

Why does my dog lick? Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement, helps give us the answers!

Dogs lick for a number of reasons. There is never one simple explanation for something like this because behaviour in dogs is so complex! As a dog trainer, I get asked this question all the time and with a dog who loves to lick children,…
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Being a stay at home Mum can be tough, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Especially now, that my first baby is starting Kinder!

As I sit here writing this, Harper, my first born, has her first day of Kinder tomorrow. She is starting school! Is that crazy or is that crazy??!! My whole life I wanted to be a mum. So, from very early on, I made the decision to…
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The Jump from One to Two Kids. My Survival Tips.

Gosh, I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely found the adjustment from one to two kids harder than the adjustment from none to one. The 18 month age gap between Harper and Paxton has been amazing and challenging in so many ways. I knew…

When Mase Met Cooper. A story to help overcome your child’s fear of dogs.

I love nothing more than seeing the pure joy in my kids eyes when they play with their own dog or when they see other dogs. It breaks my heart to know that some children are fearful of dogs. Occasionally, when I’m out walking Cooper, I see…

The importance of FRIENDSHIP during my motherhood journey!

There is no way, I could have gotten through this whole motherhood journey without some incredibly special ladies in my life!   Motherhood can be a tough gig, and having the support of other women going through the same thing at the same…