The Dog + Child Class
Our educators know that dogs are beloved family members. In fact, for many couples, a puppy serves as a sort of “training ground” for parenthood! But adding a baby to the mix changes the landscape significantly–in both fun and challenging ways. In Nurtured Nest's dog and child class, you’ll learn how to prepare your space and your pup for a new human family member, how to set boundaries and maintain safety once baby arrives, and how to keep all your family members–furry and otherwise–happy about the new dynamic.
After this class, you’ll be able to:
- Identify dog training approaches
- Choose strategies for training a dog while parenting
- Prepare your space for dog and baby safety
- Encourage your existing dog to adjust to a new baby and young children
- Research a puppy breed that’s right for your family
- Foresee typical baby and child behavior around dogs
- Troubleshoot common challenges in families with dogs and young children
- Seek help from trusted sources when needed
Our organization consults with Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Nurse Midwives, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, Lactation Specialists, Registered Nurses, Licensed Therapists, Licensed Speech & Language Pathologists, Exercise Specialists, Physical Therapists, Family & Child Psychotherapists, Sleep Consultants, Child-Centered Business Owners, even Dog Trainers! All of our educators are also parents themselves.
Read about our team here.
Your health insurance policy may offer reimbursement or you may be able to use HSA or FSA dollars for all or part of prenatal classes. All insurance plans are different. You must contact your own health insurance company to confirm your policy’s specific reimbursement benefits. Nurtured Nest is not responsible for denied claims.
Read more on reimbursement on our FAQ page.
Nurtured Nest had everything I needed to feel prepared.
Hear from one of our real parents and her baby on why Nurtured Nest works for her family.
Nurtured Nest is essential in parenting
Hear from one of our contributing educators, Melinda Beavers, MD, PhD, on how Nurtured Nest helps her and the families she serves in her pediatric practice.