Expecting Families and Their Dogs: Tips for Success

Families with dogs can often be caught off guard with their feelings and challenges once they bring their newborn home. Childbirth professionals have an amazing opportunity to offer resources to help decrease this stress for many families. Learn why and how preparation can impacts families lives short term and long term.

Join us, and learn how you can help support a safer and less stressful homecoming!

Jennifer Shryock is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), owner of Family Paws™ LLC in Cary, NC, and holds a degree in Special Education. Jennifer is also former VP of Doggone Safe, a non-profit dedicated to dog bite prevention and victim support. Jennifer also has proudly served on the board member of the International Childbirth Education Association.  A recognized expert on dog and baby/toddler interactions and safety, Jennifer has written and spoken extensively about these topics. Her two programs, Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers™ have been featured in national media such as The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart LIVING along with many TV and radio appearances. Jennifer lives in Cary, NC, with her husband, four children, two dogs, and four cats.

Continuing Education Units: One (1) ICEA Contact Hour, One (1) R-CERP