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

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…

Our 4 year olds sleep issues and how we solved them...

Sleep!! What an important topic. By no means am I an expert but I was just given some pretty good advice recently so thought I would share it with you guys. About one month ago Jase and I found ourselves at a complete loss with our four year…
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Why Training your Puppy / Dog is so Important

We train dogs for a variety of reasons, I am going to share with you my top five reasons why training your puppy / dog is so important. 1. Turn your puppy into a happy, well rounded and confident dog! One of the most important things…

It’s kind of like a tinder for dogs and it’s called DOGSHARE

Guys- I have just gotten involved in something pretty cool and I’m excited to share it with you all..... It’s kind of like a tinder for dogs and it’s called DOGSHARE. The aim of Dogshare is to build an amazing community which…

How Dogs Communicate

One of the most important messages I hope to get out to all dog owners, parents, expecting parents, grandparents, etc is that dogs and humans communicate differently. We are different species after all. We humans show affection with hugs and…

Five tips to help make our dogs live longer

How can we make our dogs live longer? I had the privilege of chatting to a friend of mine, the amazing Dr Lisa Chimes and we were pondering this question together. For both of us, our dogs were our first babies and it’s just not fair to think…