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An interactive lecture for when dog parents become "real" parents.

Whether you're planning or expecting, it's never too soon to start your dog's baby prep. Because there is only one opportunity to imprint and after that it's behavior modification, we want to be sure we arm you with the skills and support you need for a successful transition. Welcoming a new addition isn't the only thing your dog will need to do. We'll help you discover fun, creative ways to introduce your dog to all the new commotion, equipment and schedule adjustments that come with a new baby, crawling infant and active toddler.

The course's clear and simple explanations, trimester by trimester approach, and insightful, proactive exercises immediately get results while helping to prevent future behavioral issues to ensure everyone's happiness! Taught by + dog owner, Jenifer Vickery, be prepared to receive more useful info and practical tips than you ever imagined! Be sure to bring an open mind.  Your dog will thank you!

Barks and Babies is for everyone... active students, alumni, new clients and their baby support network like grandparents, nannies and more. Be sure to be inclusive – it's all about the pack. Everyone who interacts with your dog and your child is either helping you progress or, unfortunately, making them regress. The more the merrier and the faster your progress will be.

Chock full of information and based on 20+ years of experience, this educational course is available as a phone consult or a workshop. We recommend this class as a supplement to training and encourage expecting parents to pursue additional training as well, whether at + dog or with another qualified trainer.

Call or click here to set up a Barks & Babies appointment today!

Here's what one successful student had to say about Barks & Babies…


"If you're having a baby and you own a dog, I highly recommend this class! She'll tell you exactly what you need to do (training exercises, crate use) and buy (dog beds, rawhides, marrow bones, collars, etc.) and if you follow orders you will be a responsible and happy dog owner in no time. Zeppo is a different dog - not only well behaved but he seems much happier now that he knows what we expect of him. Jen is amazing."
—Hillary M.

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