Preparing For Life With Dog And Toddlers

Are you feeling worried about how your dog might respond when your baby is on the move?

So many families focus on preparing the dog for bringing the baby home, but really the more challenging work begins when your baby starts moving. That’s when the real juggling act happens and management plans and supervision are critical for safety. But again, with help from Cooper and Kids, we can plan for this ahead of time.

Do us a favour and don’t wait for something to happen; your child and dogs safety is of utmost importance to us. So please come to us early and we can teach you all about how your dogs communicate, the body language to be aware of, how kids mirror our behaviour and how to safely manage the chaos into a calm and safe household.

This service can be delivered as a :

(1) Private in-home or Remote session
$120 per hour for in-home or $100 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.
$90 per hour per couple

For these consultations, Mel uses the Dogs & Toddlers™ program which helps families with dogs and babies prepare for toddler-age children and to create safety and harmony at home. We offer positive, practical, and fun solutions to challenges that often arise in families with dogs during your child’s early development years. Dogs & Toddlers™ is the ideal program for families with dogs and babies who are soon to be crawling or walking.

During your session, Mel will cover:

1. Management and Supervision
2. How dogs communicate and what to look out for
3. What you can do when your dog is feeling uncomfortable
4. Proactive options for the common challenges families with dogs experience as baby becomes mobile
5. Ways to include your dog safely
6. General advice and tips around dog and child safety

These sessions usually run for roughly 2.5 hours.

During your session, you will be provided with resources, handouts and if needed a follow-up summary from your session.

This will also include a follow-up phone call 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.