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

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…
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The Transition from Two to Three Kids and my Tips to Juggling it all

I literally have to pinch myself every day to believe that I am now a mum of three kids and a dog! Sometimes I still feel like a kid myself. So to think, I am a mum with all this responsibility, is mind boggling. To tell you the truth, at…
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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…