Having a baby is a life-changing experience for everyone… including the family dog.
Are you feeling nervous about how your dog may respond when you bring your new baby home? Or are you just wanting to gain more knowledge and information on raising a dog and baby together?
Preparation in advance will decrease stress, increase success and help you avoid potential problems later on. Help your dog adjust to the huge change in lifestyle and family dynamic and tackle any issues that may need addressing before your baby arrives.
This service can be delivered as a:
1) Private in-home or Remote session
$150 per hour for in-home or $130 per hour for Phone/Zoom Consultation.
2) Group Session
Mel is happy to run a fun group session for a few expecting couples (from 2 to 5 couples) if you want to get a few families together.
$110 per hour per couple
For these consultations, Mel uses the Dogs & Storks® program which is perfect for expecting families with dogs as they prepare for life with baby. This program offers positive, practical, and fun solutions that will help you include your dog once baby arrives. We want to help ease families into the transition from pet parents to baby parents with dogs.
During your session, Mel will cover:
1. How to understand your dog.
2. Learn about how dogs communicate through body language
3. Focus on preparing your dog for the changes
4. Supervision and management
5. Teaching your dog basic manners
6. Planning for Homecoming
We recommend 1 x 1.5 hour session each trimester of pregnancy. So 3 sessions ideal.
Included with your session, you will be provided with resources, handouts and a summary.
This will also include a follow-up 1-2 weeks after your session to make sure you are all on track with everything you have learnt.
To make a booking
Get in touch via the form below so together, you and Mel can work out what service/package will be best suited to help you, your dog and your family.