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

Why does my dog Hump? Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement, gives us the answers!

Watching dogs hump each other and hump items around the house is a pretty funny thing to us humans. But have you ever actually thought about why they are doing this? Are they trying to dominate the other dog? Are they horny? Are they playing…
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Happy Holidays! Quality family time here we come...

Hi Guys, Happy holidays to all my amazing followers. What an incredible past two months it’s been since the launch of Cooper and Kids. I hope you are all loving my posts, learning lots along the way and enjoying following my journey. Motherhood…
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Dr. Lisa Chimes gives us her top 5 household dangers for families with dogs AND kids to watch out for

If you have young kids and a dog, this is a must read!   I thought I’d mix it up for you all, and ask a friend of mine to share some of her professional experience with us. So, today’s post is a Guest Post, written by Dr. Lisa…

I have young kids, is now the right time to get a puppy?

I have many parents of young kids telling me how badly they want to get a puppy. But as soon as I tell them that looking after a puppy is like having another toddler in the house, they often think twice. I don’t want to scare people off from…
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TOILET TRAINING 101: Toilet training your toddler is much like toilet training your puppy

Who has time to read a 50-page manual on toilet training their toddler, I know I don’t! So, I’ve decided to condense everything I learnt when toilet training my toddler Harper, into some easy steps for you and add some tips along the…
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Our favourite activities when stuck at home with kids and a dog

From one extreme to another here in Melbourne, Australia the past week. Extreme heat to torrential rain! We definitely found ourselves very house bound. Here are some things we did to survive the past week…   Jumping in muddy…