Expert Help & Resources
for Families with Dogs

Welcome to Family Paws® Parent Education

We offer professional support and guidance to help ease you into the transition from pet-parent to baby-parent.  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
Set your family up for success
before baby arrives.
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Set your family up for success
through your child’s toddler years.
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News, Tips & Features

This is an exciting time for Family Paws.  We had our first conference here in NC and it was amazing!  It is so great to see the excitement of other dog professionals who understand the importance of learning more about dog and baby/toddler dynamics.  

We are proud to be offering a 4 month 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.  Check out our course Outline.  If you are a dog professional please visit our trainer page and learn more! 

Amy Martin and Jennifer Shryock represented Family Paws Parent Education at the CAPPA conference in July 2014.  It was an honor to be asked to present to this wonderful group of professionals. It is great to see so many excited to learn about dog and baby/toddler dynamics and how working together we can make a difference!


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

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Family Paws Parent Educators Are Saying…

Jen, I just wanted to thank you for welcoming me into your FPPE family a few years back when I was starting my journey in the industry. Being part of your mission has been a pleasure and one of the best career decisions I’ve made. When I first spoke with you on the phone, I felt your passion for helping families and canines but also the industry as a whole. I truly enjoyed your program and it was a great addition to my toolbox. Your knowledge of canine behavior in families with children; or who are expecting a new addition, is awesome. 

I would recommend every trainer who shares our passion be part of FPPE. I cannot put into words how this has helped me on both a personal and business level.  I almost forgot to mention thank you for always allowing presenters access to updated material as FPPE is moves forward and progresses.  

 Vinny Olito CCDT, CPDT-KA

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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:

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