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Dogs and Storks

The Program

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.

Dogs and Toddlers

Dogs and Toddlers

The Program

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

  • 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

The Dogs & Storks® program was created by Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC

Listen to Jennifer Shryock’s interview on IAABC’s podcast, Animal Cafe.

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

Dogs & Toddlers™program was created by Jennifer Shryock B.A. CDBC


Parent Resources

Dogs & Storks DVD

Other resources

Postpartum Support International

CAPPA Childbirth and postpartum professional association

How We Can Help

Dogs & Storks® is an international program that helps expecting families with dogs get ready for life with baby. We offer positive, practical, and fun solutions to challenges that often arise when a family with a dog adds a new baby to the household.

EXPERT GUIDANCE. We can connect you with dog trainers in your area who specialize in dog and baby/toddler  interactions. These highly qualified professionals are licensed to present the authorized Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers™ programs and offer a variety of services related to dogs and children.  All of our trainers have their own private dog training business.

Find A Local Presenter


EDUCATION. In addition to the Dogs & Storks® Educational DVD, we offer webinars on topics parents have requested.  Check them out here!

View an excerpt of our new Dogs & Storks® DVD with a in-home consultation.

RESOURCES. Free articles, useful websites, plus products we recommend.  Visit our Resources page.


As part of our commitment to education, we invite family and child-care providers to take part in our services, free of charge, with the family they support.

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