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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How to Survive Morning Sickness When you have Young Kids…

I always knew I wanted three kids. But knowing that pregnancy for me, comes with a good four months of morning sickness it was more about building up to survive that than it was about being ready for a third child. I knew it wasn’t going to…

It's Cooper's Birthday - Let's Celebrate with a FREE Kangaroo Bone for your Dog!!

August is a big month for us at Cooper and Kids! Cooper is Six on August 6th! I can't believe my first baby is six!! What an incredible journey it has been. Cooper has taught me SO much! He came to us as a very independent boisterous puppy.…

It's PAWGUST! Cooper and I are raising funds for Guide Dogs, come and support us!

August is a big month for us at Cooper and Kids! Not only is August Cooper's birthday month, but we have decided to participate in an amazing initiative to help raise funds for Guide Dog's Australia... That's right, my best mate and…
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We have some very exciting news to share with you...

The whole crew and I have some very exciting news to share with you… Yep that’s right… Baby #3 is on its way! We are expecting another little boy due the end of January! We are beyond excited! But, also a little nervous about…
Lead by example to show your child how to interact appropriately with dogs
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Lead by example to show your child how to interact appropriately with dogs

Leading by example is a fantastic way to teach your children how to interact appropriately with dogs. “My child loves dogs so much but I find it hard to control them when we are around dogs. What can I do?” I get this question often from…

Do I really need to walk my dog?

I get it, its winter. It’s bloody cold and wet and you’re probably thinking to yourself, do I really need to walk my dog? Well, in my opinion, the simple answer is, YES but there are times where it’s totally fine to skip a day if you have…