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

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…
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Is it just me, or does your first born seem to be less resilient? Here are some Tools to help Build Resilience in our Children

Before giving you guys the tools to help build resilience in your children, I wanted to set the scene for you first as to why I decided to write a post on this...   I'VE GOT SO MANY QUESTIONS Without even realising it, are you more…

The Positive Impact Dogs have on our Children and Some Incredible Stories to Prove It!

Dogs make people happy! This is one of the reasons why I love dogs SO much. There is nothing better than seeing the positive impact they can have on all people; the sick, the elderly and especially on children. It warms my heart every day watching…

MEL’S Q&A WITH MELISSA: Tips for Preparing dog for new baby

That's right, today is the 1st of the month, so it's time to answer YOUR questions! Today, Melissa is our lucky soon-to-be mum whose Golden Retriever, Leo, needs a bit more preparation before her first baby is born. I am here to answer her…

Healthy Snacks for Dogs… Here are a few of Cooper’s Favourites

I often get asked what I feed Cooper. This is a big topic for discussion and like everything these days, there are so many differing views and opinions. Dry food versus wet food versus raw food versus human food, the list goes on. Today I’m…