Children and Dogs Are Safe Together with Jen Shryock

This week in the Cafe, Jen Shryock, the founder of Dogs and Storks has stopped in to discuss keeping children and dogs safe together, and tells us about her new project The Dog and Baby Connection.

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Jen Shryock – our guest

Jen is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who has been training and fostering dogs for over 15 years. Nine years ago Jen founded Family Paws and started offering her Dogs and Storks presentations after seeing a need for more information about children and dogs. Since then Dogs and Storks has grown into a resource for trainers looking for information and resources about the intricacies of children and dogs and for families wanting to find trainers that have what they need. Jen is also active with the National Canine Research Counciland shares her home with Windsor, the NCRC “poster dog” for resident vs. family dogs. (See the link for details.)

Keeping Children and Dogs Safe Together

In our talk Jen explains how she got started helping families with children and dogs with safety and socialization, and how the Dogs & Storks program has grown into in international resource for families that have dogs and children. Some great examples are the answers to questions you can find on the Dogs & Storks site such as Does my dog know I am pregnant? and the very well written pair of FAQs here (and here) on the Dog and Baby Connection website.

In our talk we discussed some great precautions for making sure that their children and dogs are living safely together, such as spending some time getting to know their dogs’ body language before a new baby arrives, creating both dog- and child- free zones so everyone has a safe and quiet place to retreat to, and about how getting a professional involved early can keep dogs in homes, instead of surrendered to shelters.

This Week’s Chat

This week Jen and I will join the rest of the Animal Cafe regulars for a chat about children and dogs and safety at the usual time of Wednesday at 9:00PM Eastern. I hope you will join us! Jen will be ready to take your questions.

Do you have small children? Are you planning on having a new baby? Do you already have children and are planning on adding a new dog? Come in and join the discussion!

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