Dog and Baby Expert Services provided by Family Paws® LLC in Cary, NC

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Welcome to Family Paws LLC!  The dog and baby expert triangle parents have trusted for over a decade!


Meet Jennifer Shryock

When it comes to dog and baby or dog and toddler relationships you really want to choose someone who is experienced and understands the unique challenges parents encounter with young children and dogs.  As a parent, Jennifer understand the importance of positive interaction and safety when it comes to your baby or toddler and family dog.

Dog and baby dynamics can be a source of frustration for many parents.  We are here to support and prepare you one stage at a time.   Jennifer Shryock applies her knowledge of child development, dog behavior and life experience as a Mother of four kids to help support your family with practical and positive solutions.   Jennifer has supported thousands of families and mentored hundreds of dog professionals all over the world.

Whether you’re expecting (or adopting) your first child or have a houseful of kids already, Jennifer offers families expert advice and support to help increase safety and fun while decreasing stress for all.

We prioritize expectant families and families with toddlers.  We are also available to help families with pet selection.

For emergencies please call our toll free dog and baby support Hotline.  1-877-247-3407

Please fill out our Client Questionnaire and I will respond to you within 24 hours. If you do not hear from me please do not hesitate to call at 919.961.1608.

Check out 2014  FAMILY PAWS  in Dog Fancy

Check out Interview with Jennifer for WRAL GoAskMOM segment onetwothreefourfive

Listen to Jennifer Shryock and Victoria Stillwell talking on the Positively Podcast.

Private Behavioral Consultations

Through her private practice, Family Paws Parent Education (FPPE) founder and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant Jennifer Shryock consults with families in and around Cary, North Carolina—and nationwide by Skype—to support success for all family members.

Jennifer specializes in baby and dog & dog and toddler dynamics offering successful strategies that are positive and practical for all family members.   Jennifer supports families who have concerns about dog and child interaction but especially is dedicated to helping parents plan and prepare ahead with education.   Families will learn about dog body language and how to avoid common situations that often lead to conflict between babies and family dogs.  Each consultations is customized to meet the individual dog and family needs.  A consultation is perfect for proactive parents before baby arrives to help prepare all family members for success.  Jennifer also provides ongoing support to all families she has had consultations with for on-going success.  Learn more about how Jennifer can help your family right now!

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Local Classes and Workshops

Jennifer offers information sessions at local BabiesRUs as well as Dogs & Storks Seminars in the triangle. Click here to register.

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Speeches and

Jennifer is available to speak to your organization on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Dog & baby/toddler dynamics
  • Choosing and Introducing a new dog to your family
  • Adoption and family dogs
  • Grandkids and dogs
  • Dog bite prevention on the job
  • Why children are bitten: Differences in dog and human communication

If you’d like to suggest a topic, please contact Jennifer.

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