Did you know that the arrival of a new baby is one of the top three reasons dogs are 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 in 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.

  • Bespoke sessions tailored to your specific needs
  • Helping you understand the things that your dog may find challenging about life with a new 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, body language etc
  • Teaching you how to read your dog and understand when he may be feeling stressed or anxious
  • Comprehensive follow up notes
  • 1.5 hours approx
  • Available UK wide via Zoom or face to face in the Glasgow area


£300 incl 2 x 1 hour follow on practical training consultations

The Kids Around Dogs course helps 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 feels ready and wishes to.

  • 7  x weekly Zoom session (each 20-30 min approx)
  • Teaching children how to understand dog body language and gently build their confidence and knowledge about dogs
  • Aimed at primary school aged children 
  • Opportunity to meet my own dog in week 8 if your child is ready to do so
  • Certificate & badge
  • Parental involvement is required for this course



Having a baby is a life changing experience not only for us but also for the dogs we live with. 

My 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 in paperback or Kindle editions, Dogs, Bumps & Babies is essential reading for every dog owner whose dog is about to have a little person in their life.