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 pups have arrived... and I was there for the birth!

Wow what a day!! What a high I was on!! At 8.30am this morning Lara had her 7 healthy pups by cesearean – 4 males and 3 females. I met David and Kerryn (the breeders) at the Monash Uni vet and they let me be apart of the whole thing!! I…

Our baby muma… Lara!

Jase and I fell in love with Lara pretty quickly – she is from Goorambat Breeders (breeder one). She is a gorgeous dog with the most amazing nature!! When Jase and I were recently honeymooning in Bali, David and Kerryn (the breeders) sent…

So Back to Our Story...

Our story is proof that if you want to get a particular pup from a good breeder,  it doesn’t always happen straight away – you need to be patient. It’s not something to rush into. You will hopefully have your dog for 10-16 years so it…

How do I find a reputable breeder?

You’ve decided that you want to buy a dog, you’ve chosen the breed and now you want to find a good breeder. But how do you know if they are a good breeder? Reputable breeders breed dogs for the love of the breed, not for the money. They…

Thinking about adopting or rescuing a dog?

Saving a dog from a shelter or rescue centre is one of the most rewarding things a dog lover can do. Although you don't have the benefit of meeting your pup's parents, rescued pups and dogs are thoroughly examined for illnesses and medical conditions,…

Don't support Puppy Mills - do your research before buying your dog!!

Some of you may be asking, what is a puppy mill?   Puppy mills, also known as puppy farms, are inhumane businesses that breed dogs indiscriminately for money without caring for the dogs. They are unregulated breeding facilities owned by disreputable…