The Family Dog Class

Dogs are a beloved member of many families; for many couples, in fact, a puppy serves as a sort of “training ground” for parenthood! But adding a baby to the mix can change the landscape significantly--in both fun and challenging ways. 

Before mixing babies, toddlers, or preschoolers and dogs, allow our experts, Sue McKinney and Sheri Phillips-Majmundar, to give you the insight you need to create the best life for the whole family.

In this class, you’ll learn: 
 Dog training approaches
Strategies for training a dog while parenting
 Ideas for helping your existing dog adjust to a new baby and young children
 Critical information about child behavior around dogs
 Common challenges with dogs and children

Plus bonus content: 
  A guide to picking the best dog products 
  A guide to properly socializing your puppy
  Real videos from real families with young children and their family dogs
  A creative feeding guide for dogs

You can access the first Module for FREE.

In addition to all of the videos and resources this class includes, each month our team of Nurtured Nest experts creates special paid content for our learners, sent straight to your email box.

Meet Our Expert Educators

Sue McKinney, MSW, CPDT-KA, CNWI, owns the Whole Dog Institute in Durham, NC. She has been the owner and primary trainer since 2008. Sue’s unique background as a Master in Social Work informs her dog training work: She focuses on teaching the human side of the partnership how to better understand their dogs and so to communicate and train more effectively. Through lively, fun exercises and lectures, Sue helps handlers figure out the reasons behind their dogs' behavior. Her goal is to lead to a greater appreciation of the dogs we own.Sue has worked with hundreds of families to integrate their new canine family members into the household. Sue focuses on child safety first and foremost when she is working with expectant parents or clients with newborns, toddlers, and older children.

Sheri Phillips-Majmundar is originally from Syracuse, New York and graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn. After graduating from St. Francis College, Sheri and her husband moved to the Triangle in 1996nwith plans for her to attend veterinary school at NC State. Before she arrived, she saw there was a puppy class at Northwoods Animal and wanted to be part of it. She loved teaching it so much that she studied with Sherri Dodson to learn the Start Them Right curriculum, eschewing plans for veterinary medicine to focus on working directly with pet owners. She joined Northwoods Animal as a veterinary teach and is now the practice manager. 
Sherri is passionate about filling the gap between training and behavior that so many families need to have a smooth transition into a family that includes a dog. 
When she’s not teaching, Sheri enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys and participating in anything that has to do with dogs.

This Class Includes:

The videos in this class are the thoughts and opinions of Nurtured Nest Educators. The information in this class is not medical or healthcare advice and is not intended to diagnose medical or psychological problems. If you are experiencing any medical, psychological or other issue, please contact your appropriate healthcare provider.

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