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 Train your Dog to “Come” when Called

Recall is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. From day one of bringing your new dog home, it is SO important to teach them to “come” when called. More and more I have concerned parents and soon to be parents, contacting…

Teaching your child how to interact with dogs and some important signs to look out for

I can’t stress how important it is from an early age to teach your children how to interact correctly with dogs! As a mum and dog trainer, I often see people unknowingly doing silly things involving kids and dogs. Being unaware of the danger…
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MEL'S Q&A WITH SARAH: Our dog hates the car, how do we fix this before our baby arrives…

On the 1st of every month, I have decided to answer YOUR questions! Today, Sarah is our lucky soon to be mum, who get's her question answered. Her dog needs some help remaining calm in the car. Sarah is nervous about what will happen when…
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It’s Giveaway Time!

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.   Congratulations to our three lucky winners!   @my_bella_madison you are the winner of our Mum Pack. A Tonic heat pack and a sample pack of Slim Secrets goodies are coming your way.   @hamish_the_wee_hound…

How I lost my Post Baby Weight!

As I write this, Harper is three and a half and Paxton has just turned two. It’s taken me a long time to start feeling good in my own skin again. I was at my fittest and leanest before having Harper. Since then, I have really struggled…
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Is it ok to take your kids to the dog park?

I feel like taking kids to the dog park is a big topic for debate and one that I am very passionate about. So, let me start out by saying, I take my kids to the dog park and I have since they were new-borns, but I do it at my own risk and…