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

Five tips to help make our dogs live longer

How can we make our dogs live longer? I had the privilege of chatting to a friend of mine, the amazing Dr Lisa Chimes and we were pondering this question together. For both of us, our dogs were our first babies and it’s just not fair to think…

My Internal Battle with my Postpartum body and the importance of not putting body issues onto our kids

As I sit here typing this, I am 16 weeks postpartum from baby #3. I know that I am an absolutely super human for growing three little babies inside my body, in fact, I am so proud of what my body has gone through. I also know that I need…

Having our third baby was the best decision ever!

I am not kidding when I say this, having baby Brooklyn has made every one of us so much happier. He is the perfect last member to our family! We ummed and ahhed for a while about having a third baby, but now we couldn’t be happier. Brooks…

Is your dog stressed or anxious since having a baby? The impact Baby #3 has had on Cooper and the importance of preparing your dog for a baby…

It’s been a big few months for our Dog, Cooper. In short, our third baby has been a big adjustment for him. We try so hard to prepare our dogs for our first babies, but this has really taught me how important it is to prepare them each time. Our…

How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dr Kate Mornement gives us advice on all things Separation Anxiety in Dogs Separation anxiety in dogs is a common problem these days. Sometimes the symptoms are really obvious and sometimes the signs are a lot more subtle. The important thing…

How to get your Baby to take a Bottle

Let me start off by saying, by no means am I an expert on this, in fact it is still very much a work in progress. But being smack bang in the middle of desperately trying to get my nine week old to take a bottle I thought I’d share all the…