1.5 CEUs Available for CCPDT, IAABC, and KPA
Q&A Time with Jennifer
Jennifer and Helen answer questions on all things dog and toddler for an additional 30 minutes in the recording!
A recording of the live webinar AND Q&A will be available in your user account for one year after the live event!
Dealing with aggression cases that involve children or expectant families can be hard to navigate at times, for even the most savvy dog professionals. In this presentation, we will discuss specific case examples on helping families that have dogs with prior bite histories welcome home baby safely, and families with dogs that had no bite history suddenly dealing with the difficult situation of a child that has been bitten. Learning the right questions to ask, the delicate approaches needed and how to help families juggle time management will all be covered, plus plenty of time for Q and A!
Jennifer Shryock, BA, CDBC, is the owner and founder of Family Paws® LLC. She has a certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a special education degree with more than 30 years of experience. She’s served on multiple boards, including the International Childbirth Education Association, and was Vice President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit dedicated to dog bite prevention and victim support. A recognized expert on dog and baby/toddler interactions and safety, Jen has mentored hundreds of dog professionals,supported thousands of families and written and spoken extensively about dog and baby/toddler dynamics. While working with the rescue organization she adopted her first dog from, Jen found herself supporting families with babies or young children overwhelmed by the challenges of their situations. This need for support and education led her to build resources for new and expecting families through Family Paws®. This specialized service led to creating the highly endorsed international program Dogs & Storks® for expecting and adopting families, followed by Dogs & Toddlers™. This ultimately led to the creation of Family Paws® Parent Education, now offering programs and services worldwide.
Helen St. Pierre is a New Hampshire-based professional trainer and behavior expert with 20 years of experience. She owns and operates two No Monkey Business Dog Training facilities (www.nomonkeybusinessdogtraining.com) in the state and offers a wide variety of classes and one-on-one behavior consulting. St. Pierre has a long list of national qualifications that include: Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT), Licensed Dog and Storks educator, and she was the Assistant Director to Family Paws Parent Education beside Jen Shryock for 2 years. She is a member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals and she is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She and her husband and children share their home with 10 dogs and she also runs a charitable foundation that gives a loving hospice home care to senior rescue dogs called Old Dogs Go to Helen (www.olddogsgotohelen.com).