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

Training your puppy to walk on the lead

Start from day one! A lead and a collar are foreign objects to your pup so they need to get used to wearing them and learn what it means to wear them. We started out really well with Coop – for about the first week! He took to the collar…

Our Problem with Playful Barking

Jase and I have been so proud of Coopers progress and we were thinking that everything was going smoothly, until about a week and a half ago when we got a knock on our door at about eight o’clock in the evening…   It was our next-door…

The importance of Socialisation for your new Puppy

Puppyhood is the most important and critical time in your dog's development. Socialisation and puppy training from the very beginning is so crucial – specifically within the first three months. You don’t want your pup to become…

Mouthing Biting Teething

Dogs explore the world with their mouths. They want to feel and touch and taste it all! Puppies are curious little creatures and just want to explore everything – so you need to be prepared for this. Mouthing/biting is definitely an…

The Joys of Toilet Training...

Cooper Hendrix has been home with us now for 5 nights. He is a bundle of joy and so beautiful.  Although, let me tell you - raising a puppy is hard work!! He is like an energizer bunny and then falls asleep, energizer bunny and then back…

Bringing the puppy home - best birthday present ever!

After many many months of waiting, I actually can’t believe that the time has come… Cooper is home safe and sound and Jase and I are in heaven with our new addition to the family. Brining a puppy home is a very big deal and from…