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

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…
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When is the Right Time to Toilet Train your Toddler? And differences between Girls and Boys

Starting to Toilet Training your toddler is a big exciting step in your and your little one’s life! Although, let's be honest, how many of you dreaded this day? I know I did! But now that I have been through it twice, I can tell you, it’s…
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Secrets Out... Cooper and Kids Online Shop is Open for Business!

The reason I started up my blog was to give you guys lots of free and real content on all things dogs, kids and mum-life. And of course to help educate all parents and dog owners about managing safe interactions between dogs and children. The…
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Teach your Dog how to Behave around Children using Five Essential Commands

As parents, it is so important that we teach our kids how to interact safely with dogs, but as dog owners, it is also just as important to teach your dog how to behave around children. I’m not going to lie to you all today and say I have a…