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Pawsitively Mannered

As a parent, I know how important it is to make sure kids and dogs interact safely. By teaching parents how to supervise and kids how to stay safe, we can prevent trouble. And I get it—when you’re with kids, anything can happen! During in-home sessions, I’m happy to let kids be kids. I turn whatever is happening into a teachable moment.

Kids and dogs can have fantastic relationships. Parents and kids will learn how to read a dog’s body language and practice how to greet, play and pet safely.


Cost: $175 for 90-minute in-home consultation


For: Children and dogs of any age

You'll get:

  • Presentation on dog body language and safety

  • Fun practice exercises for kids on how to move around dogs

  • Quick-reference handout

  • Assessment of body language and behaviors specific to your dog and children


THE FAMILY DOG PROGRAM: The ultimate foundation builder

Start off on the right paw. In just six weeks, set up your whole family for lifelong success when you learn the why and how behind safe kid/dog interactions and essential training cues. You’ll get six personalized in-home dog-training sessions with me plus expert online lessons designed to be super fun, super helpful homework between our sessions. (And, of course, we’ll tailor those in-home sessions to fit your schedule!)


Cost: $800 for 6 private, in-home dog-training sessions and complete access to 6-week online Family Dog Program for parents and kids


For: Families with children and dogs of any age

Here's how it works:

  • Each week, I’ll visit your home and guide you through smart ways to create safe day-to-day kid/dog interactions. You’ll learn key cues (sit, come, attention, down, stay and loose-leash walking), how to read your dog’s body language, how to create a zen den for your pooch and lots more.

  • Parents and kids get 24/7 access to The Family Dog’s genius online program: Peace Love Kids & Dogs. It’ll help you dig deeper into what you’re learning in our weekly sessions. The program has fun videos and lessons to get you ready for each visit with me as well as great handouts about the topics we’re covering for easy reference.

  • Post your brag sheet on the fridge to keep track of your progress—you’ll be impressed by how much everyone is learning!

  • Get a fun certificate when you graduate to celebrate your new smarts and all of your hard work!


Kids are bit by dogs a lot more often than adults. Be a Tree is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce dog bites to kids by teaching them to watch dog body language and learn when to stay away. Kids also practice how to safely greet dogs and what to do if a dog is scaring them. Adults are strongly encouraged to learn this critical information as well.


Cost: $50 for 45-minute presentation; student donations of dog food, treats and toys are most welcome and will be given to Redlands Animal Shelter.


For: Schools, libraries, day camps, churches and more

You'll get:

  • 30-minute presentation with practice exercises

  • 15-minute Q&A session afterward

  • Informational packet for each student

  • Travel and setup

BE A TREE SAFETY PROGRAM: For schools and groups

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