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Preparing ahead decreases stress and increases success. Help your dog adjust to life with a new baby.

We are based in Westfield, MA and travel within 20 miles of our office. We accept cash, check, or credit cards. Credit card payments must be made before the appointment. All other payments may be made on the appointment day.
Pricing Details

Family Dog Baby Prep services

Dogs & Storks Group Presentations


Covers registration for the 2 hour presentation and PDF Dogs & Storks training handouts. (Need a minimum of 4 registrants to host this presentation in-person, otherwise it will switch to a virtual Zoom format.)

Private In-home Family Dog Baby Prep Consultations – 2 to 2 1/2 hours


Combines information from the Dogs & Storks group workshop with a private behavior consultation on your own dog.  Includes dog and baby preparation folder and behavior and training handouts specific to your dog’s needs. This service is exclusively provided by Jill Haley Rose, CDBC, CTC, CSAT, CPDT-KA.

Register for the next group presentation here.

Preparing families with dogs for life with baby.

Having a baby is a life changing experience for everyone involved, including the family dog. If your dog has never spent significant time around babies, toddlers or young children, don’t wait until your baby comes home to discover potential problems. Preparing ahead will decrease stress and increase success!

Questions to consider:

  • How will your dog react to the sight and sounds of an infant wiggling and crying?
  • Does your dog have areas of his body he is sensitive towards being touched?
  • Has your dog ever exhibited possessive or guarding behaviors around food, bones, toys, or sleeping locations?
  • Does your dog exhibit demanding behaviors such as barking for attention or climbing on and pushing into you for petting?
  • Does your dog shadow you from room to room and become anxious when separated?
  • How does your dog react to visitors coming and going from your home?
  • Has your dog ever had any formal basic manners training?

These are just some of the things to consider when a new baby is on the way. Dogs and Storks is the first national program that prepares families with dogs for life with a new baby. Jill Haley Rose is the only Licensed Dogs & Storks Presenter for the Greater Springfield area and surrounding communities.

Next Dogs & Storks Group Presentation:
To be announced

This presentation will be held at Sandy Meadow Farm Dog Obedience School, 342 Union St. in Westfield, MA. This workshop is for humans only, please leave your dog's at home while you attend this workshop.

This presentation covers:

  • preparing your dog before the baby arrives
  • introducing your dog after the baby arrives
  • reading your dog’s body language & recognizing signs of stress
  • keeping everybody safe

Registration fee is $65.00 and includes Dogs & Storks training PDF handouts. Register here.

Private consultations are also available.

Family Dog Baby Prep - Private Consultations

The cost for this private, personalized consultation is $300. This 2 to 2 1/2 hour session combines information from our group workshop on preparing your dog before and after the baby arrives, as well as a professional evaluation and consultation on your own dog.

We will make training and management recommendations that pertain to the specific needs of your own dog, family, and home environment. Includes a Dogs and Storks informational booklet and detailed handouts.

Get Started! Fill out our Canine Questionnaire.

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