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

Are you a dog lover? Do you have a family dog or are you considering one? I know my boys have been asking for a family pet for a while now. I am so pleased to have Michelle Stern with us on the podcast this week.

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

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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.

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

Learn more about Michelle and her services at: 

@PoochParenting on FB/IG. 

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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


Meaghan Jackson of Joyful Mud Puddles is a parenting coach, an avid blogger and podcaster. 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. What better way to describe the messy, fun exciting life of a mom with three boys that Joyful Mud Puddles!