Hey Parents!
Wouldn’t it be GREAT if your
kids and dogs could have a good relationship?

Learn how to raise kids and dogs together without losing your mind!

Doors to the Thriving Parents of Kids and Dogs membership community are currently closed. Get on the waitlist and be notified as soon as enrollment opens again.

    Being proactive makes you a SMART Parent

    It’s time to finally achieve the peace of mind you deserve…

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    Calmer, more polite family dogs


    Monthly training tips relate to behavior challenges unique to busy families. You’ll enjoy how easy these bite-sized strategies are to implement and how much calmer and happier your dog will be.

    Mom, baby and dog
    Your dog was your first baby.
    I get it.

    I’ll share my proven strategies to offer you relief, ease your guilt, and be the best parent you can be for your dogs and kids…with your sanity intact.

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    Games, Management and Activities for Kids and Dogs at all Ages & Stages

    Learn about the biggest mistake parents make with their kids and dogs…and how you can avoid them – keeping everyone safe and happy in the process. Whether you have babies or tweens, we offer the support you need.

    You’re in great hands here

    Dr. Mona Amin - Peds Doc Talk

    “Michelle is a true professional! She understands dog behavior so well and has amazing tips to foster a healthy relationship between dogs and kids. As a pediatrician, momma to an 8-month-old, and dog mom myself; I have learned so much about dogs from her and @poochparenting. I highly recommend her for any of your dog training needs. I will be utilizing her services even more so now that we moved to a new home and our pup, Shiloh, is having a hard time adjusting.”

    — Dr. Mona Amin, D.O., Board Certified Pediatrician and Host of The Pedsdoctalk Podcast

    Malena De Martini - Separation Anxiety Expert

    “I am so grateful to know Michelle Stern both personally and professionally. As a practitioner who works exclusively concerning the safety and happiness of dogs and children or babies, she is legend! Whenever I encounter clients with families that need help with their dog, I know Michelle will be able to help them with compassion, empathy, and tremendous skill.”

    — Malena DeMartini, CTC, Author of Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs

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