This is the period of time I focus on – pregnancy to preschool. When you build a good foundation, kids and dogs are more equipped to build their own “happily ever after” relationships. Elementary school age programs that promote respect for animals are always a good thing, but they come too late for many dogs and their families.
You’ll be hard pressed to find detailed guidance on how to manage toddlers and dogs because it requires a unique combination of parenting and dog training skills. That’s the gap I aim to fill with my book project and resources for parents to be added to this section. If you have kids, you already know that projects like this one get done in bits and pieces as space opens up in family life. For now, this website remains a work in progress and I’ll add to it as I can.