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

Thinking about adopting or rescuing a dog?

Saving a dog from a shelter or rescue centre is one of the most rewarding things a dog lover can do. Although you don't have the benefit of meeting your pup's parents, rescued pups and dogs are thoroughly examined for illnesses and medical conditions,…

Don't support Puppy Mills - do your research before buying your dog!!

Some of you may be asking, what is a puppy mill?   Puppy mills, also known as puppy farms, are inhumane businesses that breed dogs indiscriminately for money without caring for the dogs. They are unregulated breeding facilities owned by disreputable…

Which Breed is Right for Me??

Big - small, long hair - short hair, active - lazy, big appetite - small appetite, big garden - small garden, puppy - adult, children - no children, inside dog - outside dog, pure-breed - mix-breed, lots of grooming - minimal grooming, easy…

To get a dog or not to get a dog?!...

It is a proven fact that dogs make people happier. I researched it in my final year of psychology and the statistics are incredible. They are brilliant for all ages and in particular children and the elderly. They teach you how to care for something…

My obsession with dogs started way back!

My story began when I was a little girl... For years I begged my parents to let me get a dog but they just wouldn't budge. I nagged and I nagged. My whole life revolved around getting a dog. I lay in bed every night praying that a dog would…

And the journey begins...

'mydogjourney' is my story about getting and raising a new puppy. Through my journey I want to guide new dog owners and answer all those questions you may have. This blog is to help educate people who haven't had much experience with dogs…