Dogs and Storks

Dogs & Storks is a parent education program for expecting families with dogs. It is designed to help you plan and prepare for baby’s arrival, specifically with your dog(s) in mind. Learn basic dog body language, how to handle the homecoming, critical safety tips and much more. While Dogs & Storks does not take the place of basic obedience training classes nor a childbirth preparation class, it brings the missing elements of each together in one place. Make sure to get off on the right foot, decrease stress and increase harmony in your home by preparing with Dogs & Storks.

Still not sure if this program is right for you? If you live with dogs and are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, a grandparent/aunt/uncle who has infants visit, a childcare provider, a childbirth educator, in the adoption process, or just care about infant & dog issues – this program is applicable and valuable. Even dog experts will be surprised by how much new information they’ll learn!

Your Instructor:

Kate Anders discovered the Dogs & Storks program shortly after having her first child. Seeing the need in the Twin Cities, Kate became the first licensed presenter in the state and is currently the Midwest regional representative for the program. Pretty Good Dog, Kate’s business, specializes in working with planning, expecting, new and growing families with dogs. For more on Kate’s credentials please visit her website.

Cost: $25 per family (1-2 adults).

The workshop lasts about 2 hrs, with lots of time for questions. Workshops are for people only, so please plan on leaving your dog(s) at home.

Recommended Timing: You’ll get the most by attending in the 1st or 2nd trimester of your pregnancy (or earlier) but it’s never too late to learn!

Have questions not answered here? Email Kate or call 612-208-8840. Or learn more about the program at www.familypaws.com (check out the blog in particular).

(please plan to arrive 5 minutes early)