Welcome To Cooper and Kids
Cooper and Kids specialises in creating safe, happy and positive relationships between babies, kids and dogs.
We use positive science-based training methods to educate families around the safety of living together with babies, kids and dogs.
We are passionate about helping expecting families prepare their dogs for life with a baby or toddler, we also offer help to families wanting to introduce a new puppy or dog into the home.
Cooper and Kids is here to support and prepare you at each phase of your journey.
At Cooper and Kids We Believe In
Dog and Child Safety
Family Friendly Dog Training
Building Positive Relationships
Positive Reinforcement Science-based Training
Mel is an IAABC accredited dog trainer and a busy mum to three young children and her Golden retriever, Cooper. She absolutely understands the chaos and the juggle that comes with running a busy house. Mel has a psychology background and has always had a serious love for dogs as well as a love for learning about the science of behaviour.
The aim of Cooper and Kids is to help educate families and dog owners about the importance of using positive reinforcement training to help build better and safer relationships. Mel is also a Family Paws® Parent Educator, dedicated to helping families create dog aware generations.
What My Clients Are Saying
“Mel really helped us understand our young puppies body language so we could work out when she was happy and also when she was stressed, worried or uncomfortable, who knew dogs gave so many subtle signs when they weren’t happy! The kids really loved learning how to teach Summer new tricks and really enjoyed the games Mel taught them to play with her. Thanks again Mel, we really enjoyed our sessions with you and learnt a lot about Summers wants and needs.”
(Kristen and her family completed Mel’s 6 week Family Dog Program)
“Mel delivered two fantastic workshops for our team at Bondi Behaviourist on Dogs and Babies and Dogs and Toddlers. Both workshops gave us not only solid foundations on how to approach working in these situations but also layers of details and considerations that might not come to mind without the level of expertise that Mel offers. We loved having her around, she’s warm and friendly and full of knowledge. We can’t wait to have her back up again in the future.”
“Mel helped us so much with managing our 3yo and dog together. I can’t believe how successful her tips were. I messaged her thinking it was a lost cause, but I was becoming desperate. I wish I called her 6 months earlier!?”
“We followed all of Mel’s suggestions in preparation for our first baby and it’s been very successful. Our dog, Obi has been amazing with her little sister, Mia, since bringing her home from hospital. So gentle and caring! Thank you!”
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