In partnership with the Family Paws Parent Education Programs Chrisanne is happy to announce that she is a licensed presenter of Dogs & Storks® and Dogs and Toddlers™.

The Dogs and Toddlers program is the first international baby/toddler program where dogs are the focus.  Answering the call of many parents, this program is designed for families with babies 3 months to 3 years. The program sets the groundwork for successful dog and baby interactions by giving parents the important information they need to create a safe environment for and harmony among toddlers and dogs. 

The Dogs and Toddlers classes offers solutions to common issues that are positive, practical, and both dog and baby friendly. These ideas will help to increase baby safety, dog success and fun for the whole family.  K9 Playtime Academy is offering both local group classes/presentations and/or private consults for those needing a more detailed evaluation of their dog and instructional plan. 

Licensed Dogs and Toddlers presenters help to address the concerns of parents, decrease the stress associated with living with an active baby or toddler, and increase the safety of all family members. Because presenters are not only educators, but also qualified professional dog trainers and behavior modification experts, they can design and implement management and training plans tailored to each family should the need for more in-depth intervention arise.

This innovative program increases safety and success for dog and baby while decreasing stress and concerns for parents. 

What does this fantastic program cover?

•    Management options that fit your home environment
•    The critical types of supervision for dogs and babies under one roof
•    Exercises and techniques tailored to the different developmental stages of babies/toddlers to help both dog and baby live and learn happily together
•    The importance of including family dogs
•    The common but often overlooked “impulsive re-homing phase.”
•    The subtle body language of dogs 
•    New and fun ways to include your dog in daily activities
•    Ongoing support

Packed with helpful pictures, educational kid-friendly phrases, and supplemented by informative handouts, The Dogs and Toddlers program is a resource that all new parents can enjoy and easily implement into their busy lives with babies and dogs. 

Frequently dogs are abandoned or re-homed due to a lack of knowing ledge of available resources and support.  Preparation makes all the difference in the world.  The Dogs and Toddlersprogram provides consistent and current information through qualified, licensed presenters.  By addressing concerns or behavioral challenges up front, families can set proper expectations and practice new routines well before and AFTER baby arrives.

Providing this resource is what has motivated program creator Jennifer Shryock, B.A. CDBC, to create Family Paws Parent Education programs such as The Dogs and Toddlers™ program. “I want to make education available even before they know they need it!”  Jennifer believes by offering The Dogs and Toddlers™ program, this type of education will become as common as other baby safety and parent education classes classes. offers ongoing support for new and expecting families with dogs! That is tail wagging news for dogs everywhere!

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