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

Stay at home mum or working mum? It seems like you can’t win…

What type of mum are you? And are you happy and content with what you do? I really wish I didn’t care about what others thought. Some days I don’t, but some days I really do care and I wish I could just be happy and content in what I am…

MEL’S Q&A WITH RACHAEL: What can I do if my dog hates my toddler?

On the 1st of every month, I have decided to answer YOUR questions! Today, it’s Rachael’s turn to have her question answered. Have you ever asked yourself, what can I do if my dog hates my toddler? Rachael’s daughter has just started running…
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Parenting… Why we should Stop Yelling and Start Hugging More

Whilst away on an annual family getaway, Jase and I began reflecting about how we parent our kids. We decided that we want to stop yelling and start hugging more! It’s SO easy to lose your cool and get angry at your kids when they piss you…
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How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called

Recall is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. From day one of bringing your new dog home, it is SO important that you know How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called. More and more I have concerned parents and…

Teaching your child how to interact with dogs and some important signs to look out for

I can’t stress how important it is from an early age to teach your child to interact with dogs correctly and the importance of learning to read a dogs warning signs! As a mum and dog trainer, I often see people unknowingly doing silly things…
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MEL'S Q&A WITH SARAH: Our dog hates the car, how do we fix this before our baby arrives…

On the 1st of every month, I have decided to answer YOUR questions! Today, Sarah is our lucky soon to be mum, who get's her question answered. Her dog needs some help remaining calm in the car. Sarah is nervous about what will happen when…