Welcome! I am Jennifer Shryock, Creator/Director of the Family Paws Parent Education Programs for families with dogs, Dogs & Storks and The Dog and Baby Connection. I am a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Mother of four with a degree in Special Education. kids and dogs are my passion! Our programs offer dog and baby friendly solutions that are safe and easy to implement in your own home. Learn with me as I share my experience of 4 kids and multiple dogs and cats all under one roof!
is prepare your dog/s for doggie "chill out" time. Our baby is almost 4 months old and even as a 4th time around Mom, I am once again reminded of how demanding and all consuming this infant stage is. There have been more times that I might have liked that I just needed space and my dogs to go to their designated spots. Beds, tethers, outside time, crates and gates have all been employed for our sanity and their success. Working with your dog BEFORE baby arrives and allowing him to learn to love these "chill out" options is soooo incredibly helpful for everyone! Having these special dog zones allows you to enjoy and include your dog when you are ready and able.