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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He’s here and he’s perfect! My labour story…

He’s here and he’s perfect! I am so excited to share with you all that my littlest man, Brooklyn (aka Brooks) arrived into this world at 3.26am on January 29 2019. My due date was January 28, so just like his big brother, he was…

Those last few weeks and days of pregnancy…

The last few weeks and days of pregnancy are interesting. The excitement, the nerves, the anticipation, it kind of feels like a ticking time bomb. I am trying to mentally prepare myself and also make sure my kids, dog and hubby are all organised…

Surviving School Holidays with Young Kids

I am certainly not going to pretend that these school holidays have been super easy on me. I am currently 37 weeks pregnant with baby number 3. Chasing after my 4 year old Harper and 2.5 year old  Paxton is not an easy job at all. Plus, Harper’s…

Teaching my Dog to use a Ramp

You can definitely teach an older dog new tricks! We just taught Cooper how to use a ramp to get in and out of the car. So I thought I would share why and how we did it, with you guys. Does my dog need to use a ramp? We recently got a new…
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Help… Is it normal for my toddler to play up and regress during my pregnancy?

I’ve been asking myself lately, is it normal for my toddler to play up and regress during my pregnancy? Is this really a thing? I’m sure there are some other pregnant and exhausted mamas out there, wondering the same…   I remember…

Transitioning your Toddler from a Cot to a Bed

Are you thinking about transitioning your toddler from a cot to a bed? Unsure if the timing is right or how to do it? Well you’ve come to the right place… We have just moved Paxton, our 2.5 year old into his big boy bed in preparation…