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Service Summary

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

Fees are based on travel distance from our office in Westfield, MA. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Dogs & Storks Group Presentations

$40.00 covers registration for two. (2 hours)

Family Dog Baby Prep Consultations – 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 provided by Jill Haley Rose, CPDT-KA.

0 – 10 miles - $230
11 – 20 miles - $270

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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 and pushing into you for petting?
  • Does your dog shadow you from room to room and become anxious when separated?
  • Has your dog exhibited any type of aggressive behaviors?
  • 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.

Dogs & Storks Group Presentations
January 25th at 2:00 pm

At Sandy Meadow Farm Dog Obedience School

Paws of Nature offers group presentation workshops at Sandy Meadow Farm Dog Obedience School in Westfield, MA. Classes run approximately 2 hours long with time for questions.

This workshop 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 $40.00 and covers attendance for two. To find out when the next presentation is scheduled, please contact Jill Haley Rose at Private consultations are also available.

Dogs & Storks In-home Group Presentations

We are happy to bring our group presentation to your own home if you’d like to put together your own group of folks to attend. Contact Jill Haley Rose at for more information.

Family Dog Baby Prep - Private Consultations

This 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.

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