DOGS & KIDS

ADid you know that the arrival of a new baby is one of the top three reasons a dog is surrendered for re-homing? Or that the vast majority of dog bites to children come from their own family pet?

Juggling dogs, babies and children can be challenging and sometimes stressful.   As a parent and professional dog trainer I understand and can help you prepare for life with dogs & babies and help you create safe, harmonious relationships between your dog and your children.

I am the only trainer in Scotland with specific training on dog/child dynamics and the only trainer in the country licensed by  Family Paws Parent Education to support new and expectant families. If you need help with issues relating to dogs & children you can trust that you're in safe hands.



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DOGS & STORKS - PREPARING YOUR DOG FOR LIFE WITH YOUR BABY


Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone....including the family dog. Preparation in advance will decrease stress, increase success and help you avoid potential problems. Help your dog adjust to the huge change in lifestyle and family dynamic and tackle any issues that may need addressed before your baby arrives.

These consultations offer positive, practical solutions to the challenges that can arise when dogs and children are in the mix. Consultations are currently taking place via Zoom.


DOGS & STORKS

  • Preparing your dog for life with your baby
  • Practical solutions to the challenges of raising dogs and babies together including identifying potentially problematic lifestyle changes, how to assess things your dog might find stressful about living with a baby, how to implement changes in advance, practical preparations, identifying training gaps etc
  • Comprehensive follow up notes
  • 1.5 hours approx

£125 / £295 including 2 x 1 hour follow on training sessions



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KIDS AROUND DOGS - HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY OR FEAR OF DOGS

I am an approved Kids Around Dogs (KAD) Trainer and can help your fearful or anxious child feel more comfortable and confident around dogs. This programme takes place over 7-8 weekly Zoom sessions with the opportunity to meet my own dog, Charlie, in week 8 if your child is ready.


KAD COURSE

  • 7  x weekly Zoom session (20-30 min approx)
  • Opportunity to meet my own dog in week 8 if your child is ready to do so
  • Certificate & badge
  • Parental involvement required 

£275



DOGS, BUMPS & BABIES: PREPARING YOUR DOG FOR LIFE WITH YOUR BABY


Having a baby is a life changing experience not only for us but also for the dogs we live with. Aileen's book, Dogs, Bumps and Babies: Preparing Your Dog For Life With Your Baby offers practical advice to help you make the transition from dog parents to parents with a dog as smooth and stress free as possible. Available from Amazon as a paperback or ebook, Dogs, Bumps & Babies is essential reading for every dog owner whose dog is about to have a little person in their life.