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 3 most important things to teach your quarantine puppy

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. With so many people now working from home, working less hours or jobless and kids home from schools, this has presented as a great time for so many families to introduce a new dog into…

Being home with our dogs during COVID-19. The ups, the downs and how to manage it.

Wow how lucky must our dogs be feeling right now? It’s good to know at least someone is benefiting from this incredibly strange time… The COVID-19 pandemic is a very unique situation for all of us to be in. As we are increasingly…

Ten Ways to Encourage the Behaviours we want to see in our dogs

We are all part of this community because we love dogs. So let’s start looking at ways to encourage our dogs more when they are doing a good job. I am sure you can think of plenty of things you wish your dog would stop doing, like digging…

Making your dog's days more exciting through Enrichment. Here's how...

Firstly, I hope you are all keeping healthy and safe and being kind to one another during this time of uncertainty. This is an exciting topic for me, one I have decided to share now, given what’s going on in the world with COVID-19.  As lots…

A simple way to manage your dogs undesirable behaviours

Listen up guys: life is full of choices. The behaviours that produce the strongest reinforcers are the behaviours our dogs will do more. Let’s decrease problems without resorting to punishment!   Being able to manage a dog’s behaviour…

Let’s Be Empowered by Positive Reinforcement Training

A Shift in thinking… Positive Reinforcement is so empowering IF you understand it. Understanding it is the hard part. Seeing how it works and the results that come from it are what makes it so empowering. After completing the most incredible…