KIDS & DOGS

Family training solutions have become one of our specialties! All courses are taught or presented by Michelle Douglas, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (KA), Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and MOM of two children living with dogs.  "Being a mom myself, and living in the real world, I understand the challenges young families face every single day.  I can help ensure that this time is magical and safe, because I have lived it!"  The photos in the side-bar are our dogs and children.

IN-HOME DOG & BABY SMART-START

Private, in-home baby smart-start lessons are priced at a flat $175, and are scheduled by appointment.  This is a 2-hour appointment and we can actually work with your dog, which the group workshops do not permit.  We will utilize information from the Dogs & Storks and the Dog & Baby Connection workshops.  Hands-on demonstration and instruction is available in your home.  For further coaching, we have packages to include follow up lessons as well.

What We Cover

~Setting up the Dog Zone & Kid Zone 
~Instruction in must-know skills for dog with babies
~Practice Games Demonstrations
~Recognizing Stress
~Safety Review

$175 for Baby Smart-Start appointment only (2-hour)
$350 for Baby Smart-Start (2-hour) PLUS 2 private training lessons (1-hour each)
$500 for Baby Smart-Start (2-hous) PLUS 4 private training lessons (1-hour each)

DOGS & STORKS™

Dogs & Storks® This program is perfect for expecting families with dogs as they prepare for life with baby.  We offer 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 pets.  

What We Offer

  • Tips to begin preparing with your family dog for life with baby
  • Must-know information for expecting parents with dogs
  • Practical solutions, you can have fun while your dog learns!
  • Education on dog body language that will enhance your bond and success
  • Thorough preparation, because proactive preparation is the best plan
  • Ongoing support through your baby’s first years

Group workshops offer a general overview of the information, but do not offer hands-on training with your dog(s).  Workshop attendees receive 10% off a series of private training sessions to help you implement the exercises and work with your dog.

2017 DOGS & STORKS GROUP WORKSHOPS & FEES:

Yale New Haven Hospital
WELL, A Mother's Place

300 George Street, New Haven CT
Mar 7   -   May 30   -   Aug 29   -   Nov 28
All Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30 PM
$55.00 per family
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DOGS & TODDLERS™

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Dogs & Toddlers™ is the ideal program for families with dogs and babies who are soon to be crawling or walking.   Often the first 3 months have gone smoothly and many families are caught off guard when their dog begins to show discomfort with the new developmental changes of their mobile baby.  This program offers insight and proactive options for some of the common challenges families with dogs experience as baby becomes mobile.

What We Offer

  • Answers to your questions about dog and toddler dynamics
  • Must-know information for parents who have babies soon to be crawling or walking
  • Advice about common trouble spots between toddlers and dogs in a home
  • Practical solutions, from activities to include your dog to daily routines and management
  • Insight into how your changing family dynamics may affect your dog

The Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers™ programs were created by Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC

Group workshops offer a general overview of the information, but do not offer hands-on training with your dog(s).  Workshop attendees receive 10% off a series of private training sessions to help you implement the exercises and work with your dog.

2017 DOGS & TODDLERS GROUP WORKSHOPS & FEES:

TBD - Apr & Nov

Both The Dogs & Storks and the Dog & Baby Connection programs were created by Jennifer Shryock, MA, CDBC, a certified dog behavior consultant and mother of four.

JUNIOR DOG TRAINING CLUB

Michelle has developed a program for kids ages 6-14 to learn about training dogs.  This program is a combination of "book" work and dog work.  Kids can bring their own dogs or we may visit a local shelter and work with one or two shelter dogs.  Working with the shelter dogs will also qualify as volunteering for a charitable organization.  Michelle will carefully select any dogs for interaction with children.  E-MAIL MICHELLE for more information.


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