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Author: Michelle Stern

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The Pooch Parenting Podcast is a podcast for parents with dogs. Living with kids and dogs at the same time can feel like a circus - I know because I'm a mom and have lived it too. Join us as we answer listener questions and interview a variety of parenting and dog experts and parents to discuss topics that will make parenting with dogs easier, safer and less chaotic. If you enjoy these episodes or feel like they have helped your family, please subscribe, leave a review or tell a friend. xo Michelle
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Moms are often very busy, so it's understandable that they might try to do family outings that meet the needs of their kids and dogs at the same time. But unfortunately, dog parks are not a safe place to bring children. So, if the question ever enters your mind, "should I bring the kids with me to the dog park?", please opt out and consider what else might be an appropriate outing.Thank you for listening! Want to learn more about Pooch Parenting and how we can help you? If you enjoyed this e...
The single most prevalent piece of dog and newborn advice that I see on social media is for people to bring home the hospital baby blanket for your dog to sniff before baby comes home. I wanted to bust this myth and to share how at the very best, this misguided advice could be neutral...and at the worst, it could even be dangerous.Why people advise to bring home the hospital baby blanket for your dog to smellThey think that simply smelling something will build a positive associationIt's doabl...
If your toddler is a little Jack-in-the-box and gets out of bed several times a night, you are not alone. But if you have a dog, we need to consider how to prevent interactions between your toddler and pup in the middle of the night when you aren't supervising. Why do toddlers get out of bed at night?They are going through a developmental shift which interrupts their sleep.They need to be comforted and are looking for their parents.They are experimenting with climbing and with boundaries...
If you have ever wondered if your dog should be licking your baby in the face or what to do about it, this is the episode for you. I discuss what dog licks might mean, why it might not be such a good idea, and why bringing in a dog expert might help you to get more clarity.Why do dogs lick babies?Babies taste good to dogs. They might taste like milk or even spit up. Yum!Dogs are curious and like to explore with their sense of taste.Your dog may be uncomfortable and might be using a form of ap...
Worrying about how your dog will respond to your new baby might keep you up at night. Lots of people who are pregnant, adopting or using a surrogate experience the same thing. Fortunately for you, there are specialists, like me, who can help you to prepare your dog for new baby ahead of time. In my new free guide, 5 Essential Steps to Prepare Your Dog for New Baby, I share simple "recipes" to help you ensure a safe and happy transition for your growing family. Download the guide here.&nb...
What if my dog doesn’t like my baby? What if my dog accidentally hurts my kids? What if my kids accidentally hurt our dog? When should we add a puppy to our family? Am I a horrible person if I feel like it’s too hard to parent kids and dogs at the same time?If you’re a dog mom who’s having a baby soon, who’s worrying about how your dog responds to your newly mobile toddler, who’s considering adding another dog or child to your family, or who’s wondering how to tame the chaos that comes from l...
In this episode, I want to normalize the BIG worries that expecting parents with dogs often have about integrating their fur babies with their newborns. Having a growing family leads to HUGE feelings...for all family members, dogs included. It's a mistake to assume that dogs will "get used to it" without adequate preparation ahead of time. Unless parents get empathetic, supportive advice about how to help their dogs with this giant transition, expecting families face unnecessary stress, fear,...
In today's episode I'm talking with Mary Peterson Cook about RV travel and RV life on the road with kids and dogs. As summer winds down, you might be hitting the road for one last adventure before school begins. RV travel is a fantastic option for families with kids and dogs, but there are some safety issues that you should know about ahead of time. So whether you need to hear this now or before a summer adventure next year, don't miss this engaging discussion.Thank you for listening! Want t...
In today's episode I'm going out on a limb here to make a grand statement about THE Biggest mistake dog moms make before adding a baby to their family. Listen to the episode to find out what it is...The episode includes these topics:we can't predict how our dog will feel once baby arrives if they live in a child free home nowyou have not seen how your dog behaves when living full time with a baby, toddler or child in the houseyou may not know how your dog will respond to receiving a LOT less ...
In episode 72 of the Pooch Parenting Podcast, I share brief stories of 4 recent clients so you can see examples of the types of people who choose to work with a dog and child specialist.Lots of dog trainers are generalists who have skills that can help you a little bit with a lot of challenging situations.But if you have a specific challenge, such as living with kids and dogs at the same time, a generalist might not be the answer.Instead, seeing a dog and child specialist is the way to go.You...
In this episode of the Pooch Parenting Podcast, I'm discuss a wonderful shift that's taking place in the dog training and behavior industry. It's called Family Dog Mediation and I learned about it from Kim Brophey, an applied ethologist and one of my colleagues. Her revolutionary LEGS model introduces us to the basic foundational system of elements that direct the behavior of every single animal on earth (including us, of course) and explains what it means for our family dogs. This episode di...
In today's episode of the Pooch Parenting Podcast, we hear a question from a concerned mom whose dog snapped at her toddler and knocked him down. She says, "I'm scared" and I don't know what to do. She is worried that she would be crushed to rehome him, but that she also doesn't want to live in fear of her child getting hurt. Topics on this episode include:why dogs growl and snapgetting curious about the circumstances surrounding dog behavior we don't likeusing management when living wit...
In this episode of The Pooch Parenting Podcast, we tackle the common dilemma of where to place your puppy's crate for optimal crate training. While many sources recommend placing the crate in the family room or the busiest area of the house, this may not always be the best choice for every family and every puppy. We explore the pros and cons of different crate placement options for families with kids and provide practical tips to help you find the perfect spot for your furry friend. If you're...
In today's episode of The Pooch Parenting Podcast, I am partnering with my friend Corinne of The Doodle Pro™. She shares a question with me from one of the members from The Doodle Pro's Honor Society about a maltipoo who is growling at their 7 year old daughter. Join us as we dive into doodle dog behavior, how to read body language, and what to do about growling.Topics on this episode include:what is a doodledog body languagewhy dog's growlhow to prevent dog growlingconsent in dogswhen dogs g...
In today's episode of The Pooch Parenting Podcast, I'm responding to a concern faced by one of my students. She signed up for my Parenting Toddlers and Dogs online class after her dog growled at her toddler. Most baby books don't prepare parents for incidents like these, and it's often quite shocking when your "first baby" (your dog!) growls at your child! Luckily, you've got me - I am here to tell you what's not in most baby books, especially if your dog came first.Included in the episodewha...
In today's episode of The Pooch Parenting Podcast, I'm responding to two listener questions. One is from a parent and the other is from a dog training professional. Both inquire about 3-year old children who were bitten by their family dogs in the face. I discuss what could have contributed to this behavior and how to prevent it in the future. I also talk about some mindset shifts families need to consider when trying to have their kids and dogs live safely and happily together.Topics on this...
I have a series of posts on my Pooch Parenting Facebook page that all discuss different "Unpopular Opinions" related to dogs and children. My most recent post in the series generated some really interesting conversations about where people actually get their dogs and who should influence which dog a family selects. New dog topics on this episode include:different ways that people get new dogscan the average pet parent tell if a dog likes their kidsstress signals dogs can demonstrate that...
This week's podcast episode is an excerpt from a live conversation that I had with a panel of Licensed Family Dog Mediators and Family Dog Specialists. This lively discussion includes Justine, founder of The Family Dog, Jennifer, founder of Family Paws, and Debby, founder of KAD, Kids Around Dogs. We talk about different strategies about how to make Halloween less spooky for your family dog.Halloween topics we discuss include:preventing the dog from escaping through the front doorhow to read ...
In today's interview, I speak with Norma Roth, co-author of the Lovable Lucy book series for early readers. She and her daughter wrote this series together about life with their beloved dog, Lucy. Together, they share stories about dogs that are relatable to all children. The Lovable Lucy series promotes:problem solvingconfidence buildinginclusivitya sense of belonging and kindnesslanguage acquisitionliteracy skillsDon't miss your chance to win a copy of one of the Lovable Lucy books on ...
In today's interview, I read an email from a listener. She asked, "Is my dog racist?"Topics we cover include:what is racismcan a dog be racistfactors that contribute to dog behaviorcultural differences that might impact how dogs feelshould you leave your dog home sometimeshow to expose your dog to new stimuliThank you for listening! Want to learn more about Pooch Parenting and how we can help you? If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Worried about Growling? ...
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