S1E18 Choosing the right Dog for your family: Podcast Interview with Michelle Stern

Michelle is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), dog behavior consultant, mom, and former classroom teacher. With over 16 years of teaching experience, Michelle loves both the human and canine members of dog families, which shows in her warm and supportive demeanor with clients. She specializes in working with families who are expecting babies and those who already have children and dogs.

Read the full Blog Post: http://joyfulmudpuddles.blogspot.com/2020/09/choosing-right-dog-for-your-family.html

Watch the YouTube Video:

In this episode we talk about:

  • Keeping kids and pets safe
  • Dog body language – some common signs to look for
  • What to look for when getting a family pet
  • Tips for selecting from a shelter
  • Safety tips for families
  •  Membership community and support

Blog post mentioned Did we get the wrong dog for our family?

Learn more about Michelle and her services at:


@PoochParenting on FB/IG. 

Facebook     Instagram

Michelle also has a free Facebook group called Parenting Kids and Dogs.

Join the waitlist for her membership community here.

Be sure to sign up for the FREE Workshop Series about 


Safe Kids and Dogs safekidsanddogs.com/workshop


Meaghan Jackson of Joyful Mud Puddles is a Parenting and Homeschool Coach and an avid blogger. She has taken her passion for bringing peaceful calm to family life and pairs that with her background in education to help parents become more confident and well equipped. Meaghan has a Bachelor of Education and Engineering along with several years of teaching experience at a private school. Since having children she has homeschooled her three boys and is an advocate for the homeschool community, organizing events and leading classes. As a successful business owner and entrepreneur, Meaghan understands the difficulties that many parents go through trying to juggle it all. Her family struggles and transformation is what led Meaghan to become a Parenting Coach because she desires for others for rediscover the joy in parenting. What better way to describe the messy, fun exciting life of a mom with three boys that Joyful Mud Puddles!