(PRWEB) May 27, 2005
Families everywhere have benefited from the highly endorsed educational program Dogs & StorksÂ (featured in May Dog Fancy Magazine). Dogs & StorksÂ provides expecting families with practical and educational support during pregnancy to increase safety and decrease concerns once baby arrives. Now Dogs & StorksÂ is available online and on CD.
This 90-slide presentation is packed with photos, information about dog behavior and body language, fun assignments and ongoing support for families once baby arrives. Preview the program now at http://www.familypaws.com/slides/.
Jennifer Shryock is a certified dog behavior consultant who has been hands on with dogs since a very young age. She has a B.A. in Special Education and is the Mother of three children. The Shryock family has fostered over 60 dogs and many cats over the years to provide new and challenging hands on learning opportunities. It was through fostering and becoming active in dog rescue that Jennifer saw the need for education about safety between dogs and kids.
All too often dogs are abandoned or re-homed due to a lack of education and fear once a baby arrives. Many families have unsafe expectations about dogs and their role with children. This is what drove Jennifer to create Dogs & StorksÂ
Common questions families have:
ÂHow should we introduce them?Â
ÂWhat does it mean when my dog barks at the crib while my baby is crying?Â
ÂWill he be jealous and take it out on the baby?Â
ÂWhat if he wonÂt accept the baby?Â
Common comments we hear that are alarming:
ÂHe just knows the baby is ours and he protects him.Â
ÂHe is the first one to run when the baby criesÂ it is so cute.Â
ÂIt is so cute when he licks the baby all over. He just loves the baby.Â
ÂWe were told to put the baby on the floor and let the dogs sniff him.Â
This last one is the most alarming, and yes, we still hear parents say a professional told them to put the baby on the floor and allow the dog to sniff them when they first arrive home. This is absolutely dangerous and why this program is needed.
Jennifer Shryock is dedicated to providing accurate and practical ongoing education for professionals and families regarding safety and fun between children and the family dog. She offers a variety of programs and presentations all communities can benefit from.
Education is the way to be proactive in prevention. Knowledge and awareness is empowering.
Jennifer is available as a resource to families, professionals and the media. To find out more visit http://www.familypaws.com.
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