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

How to Stop your Dog Jumping Up.

Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement explains why dogs jump and gives us the answers to stop this behaviour.   More and more I keep getting asked about dogs jumping and specifically why is it happening and how can it be stopped… Pregnant…

My Conception Story #2. So different second time round...

Opening up about conceiving is a big deal for women. I completely understand why the natural tendency is to keep it all to yourself. However, after going through two very different experiences trying to conceive my two children, I can now…

MEL’S Q&A WITH KIRSTY: How do I prepare my dog for when my baby starts to move?

On the 1st of every month I have decided to answer YOUR questions! A big thanks to Kirsty who is our very first, lucky mum and dog owner to have her question answered…   Kirsty’s QUESTION “I would love to hear about some…

Epidural vs No Epidural. My two very different Labours...

From conception, to pregnancy, to labour, to giving birth, these are all very personal and individual experiences. One of the big questions many women ponder during pregnancy is whether “to have an epidural or not?” In today’s post, I’m…
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Am I doing this Parenting thing right??

How many of you have asked yourself this question? I know I have, in fact, I ask myself this question all the time!   Mummmmmmmmm, I want more….   Mummmmmmmmm, get me this…. Mummmmmmmmmm, get me that…   Mummmmmmmm,…

Why does my dog lick? Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement, helps give us the answers!

Dogs lick for a number of reasons. There is never one simple explanation for something like this because behaviour in dogs is so complex! As a dog trainer, I get asked this question all the time and with a dog who loves to lick children,…