Expert Help & Resources
for Families with Dogs

Welcome to Family Paws® Parent Education

We offer professional support and guidance to help ease your transition from pet-parent to baby-parent with pet.  Our two international parent education programs specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics.   Our ongoing support and programs grow with your baby!  Together we can build lasting bonds one phase at a time!

Dogs and Storks
Dogs and Storks
Dog & Toddlers
Dogs and Toddlers
Preparing families with dogs
for life with baby
Learn more
Preparing families with dogs
for life with toddler
Learn more


News, Tips & Features

2015 is off to a great start!  We have many speaking engagements this year and into 2016!  Jennifer will speaking on dog and baby/toddler dynamics as well as the importance of support for postpartum families with dogs.   This is going to be a wonderful year of awareness.

We are proud to be offering a 13 week course for dog trainers and behavior consultants.  The course covers topics about the stages of pregnancy and child development as it may relate to family dogs.  What is the course outline? Check it out HERE!  If you are a dog professional please visit our trainer page and learn more!

Dog and Baby Support hotline (toll-free) 1-877-247-3407 more >

Jennifer Shryock is proud to be a board member and Marketing/Membership Director for the International Childbirth Education Association.  To find a Childbirth Educator or Doula please visit  Jennifer believes strongly in building a diverse support system and network that will help set all family members up for long term success!


In June Jennifer Shryock attended the Postpartum Support International 27th Annual Conference.  The opportunity to connect with many amazing people during the Family Paws poster session as well as at our booth was wonderful.  What an amazing organization! Please check them out and share this amazing resource far and wide.

Family Paws Parent Education offers new parent classes in many locations as well as educational support and resources for professionals supporting families.   We believe in a team approach to supporting families as they transition from pet parent to baby parents.  Want to network and work together???

See us in Jan 2014 FPPE in Dog Fancy

Check out our YouTube channel!   Youtube Channel

Wall Street Journal

What is Family Paws Parent Education? (FPPE)

Enjoy this short video to learn about Family Paws Parent Education.  We hope your visit to our webpage and find lots of helpful information!

Family Paws Parent Education channel

Family Paws Parent Educators Are Saying…

Neika Smessaert  “As a Registered Veterinary Technician for 17 years (training dogs and their humans for 15) and being in this field for 22 years, Family Paws is the program that goes above and beyond for their presenters.  After having children of my own I became interested in dog bite prevention, not only for myself but for my clients.  Most of what I was finding was scare tactic information or outdated advice that I had heard repeated over and over again.  Then I found Jennifer at Family Paws.  She honestly changed my life.  She is such a wealth of information and I continue to learn things from her every single time we talk.  Through her organization she teaches you, giving weekly webinars that not only are interactive but where you learn how to dispense the information in a way that it will be well received.  She walks you through each family milestone, from birth to toddler, so you are well prepared to help those families move through each stage, either as they are going through it or preparing them for what might be coming next.” READ MORE

more testimonials >

Find a Family Paws Parent Educator Near You

Why choose one of our professionals?  Our professionals have chosen to specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics.  We are the trusted and highly endorsed program requiring that all of our dog professional participate in specialized ongoing training.   All of our Family Paws team is connected in our network for ongoing support and education.  When you work with one of our Dog and Baby/toddler educators you are connected with the best team to help your family succeed one stage at a time!   We are excited to hear from you and help your family enjoy your dog as your family grows.  Check out what others are saying!

Find An Educator  near you. Only those on our list are current licensed presenters. These presenters are active and up to date with all of our materials.


Sie sind Hundeverhaltensberater oder -trainer in Deutschland, Österreich oder der Schweiz? Dogs & Storks und Dogs & Toddlers unterstützt nicht nur in den USA Familien bei der Inklusion von Hund und Kind. Wir beraten Eltern auf vier Kontinenten mit über 140 Vortragenden weltweit. Seit Anfang 2013 gibt es die Programme auch endlich im deutschsprachigen Raum. Lesen Sie mehr über das deutsche Netzwerk: oder bewerben Sie sich für eine Lizenz:

You will not want to miss out on the great information packed in our free ebook!
Sign up now!


The names and logos for Family Paws™ Parent Education, Dogs & Storks®, and the Dogs & Toddlers™ are trademarks of Family Paws™ , LLC.
All text and design is copyright © 2006-2015 Family Paws™ , LLC. All rights reserved.
Family Paws