Say "Yes" to Clients
with Children at all Ages and Stages

The stakes are high when it comes to dogs and kids and you want to help more families...but aren't sure how.

Joining The Pooch Parenting Coach Collective will empower you to take on new clients with confidence.

Even if clients with kids aren't your niche, you'd be surprised at how often dogs interact with children. You may get calls because someone's dog growled at the toddler...or worse. If you are lucky, you can help someone prepare their dog for a baby who hasn't arrived yet. Or maybe you work with retirees who have grandchildren or young couples whose friends have kids. 

This membership will improve your confidence in your cases that currently involve children and will empower you to say "yes" to additional clients in the future.

How it Works

We will meet regularly to discuss your current cases, best practices, and address common objections and challenges your clients may be facing. I'll take you from where you are to where you want to be by giving you clarity on how to best help your family dog clients. And best of all, you'll be with a supportive group of R+ professionals who are learning with you.

Why Me?

My name is Michelle Stern and I'm the founder of Pooch Parenting and the host of The Pooch Parenting Podcast. I’m not just a Licensed Family Dog Mediator,  certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), and dog behavior counselor, I was a teacher for 16 years. I’m also a mom of a biological daughter and an adopted son. I know what it’s like to parent kids and dogs at the same time. 

Here's What You Get in the Coach Collective

Our membership includes:  

  • 2 Monthly Zoom calls to discuss specific cases, get feedback, and learn about best practices with dogs and kids
  • Made for you Handouts and Graphics to share with your clients (saving you hours of time making your own)
  • Guest Speakers to teach us about specific topics that will help make parent's lives with kids and dogs easier 
  • A private Facebook community where you can discuss your own cases and join a community of like-minded R+ professionals 
  • Discounts on digital products and private consultations with Michelle

The Cost of Your Investment

You COULD book private consults with me to discuss your current cases at the rate of $75 for 30 minutes.


You can join as a monthly member and pay $39/month for as long as you remain a member in good standing.  

That's TWO MONTHS of support for the cost of A SINGLE 30 minute consult.

It's a tiny price to pay for serving NEW clients with confidence.

Even if you book a SINGLE appointment with a new client with kids, this membership pays for itself for THREE MONTHS!

The price will increase when doors open again, so lock in your rate now.

  • What if I don't have many cases involving kids but still want occasional help?
    I currently offer 1-on-1 coaching to dog pros. The cost is $75 for a 30-minute session.
    This membership costs $35/month, 2x less than a single session with me.
    If you want focused attention and can afford it, a consult may be the way to go.
    If you are watching your budget but still want to learn, the membership is a super option.
  • How is this membership different from other existing Dog and Child programs
    There are very few existing dog and child programs out there.

    One is a course that focuses on dogs and babies/toddlers. It costs several thousand dollars a yearly licensing fee. If this is not your niche, the cost might be prohibitive.

    One program focuses on children and has excellent pre-made lesson plans if you want to teach children directly.

    Another is based in the UK (I am one of her only approved trainers in the USA) and focuses on helping children overcome fear of dogs.

    OUR membership is NOT a course. It offers ongoing support with your caseload along with monthly made-for-you handouts you can share with clients. We will be a supportive community to give you feedback that you can use immediately with your clients.

Michelle Stern's Pooch Parenting Coach Collective (PPCC) has been one of the most professional, empathetic and knowledgeable sources of child-dog information I have engaged in my professional life. PPCC stands out among similar offerings, Michelle is so charismatic and smart, she makes learning so easy. Our rescue, Safe Dogs By The River, has applied the information with great success in our dog placement programs, increasing safe outcomes for families looking to add a pet to the family.

Tulsie Davies
Safe Dogs By the River

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This membership is a subscription, meaning that you will be charged $39 every month until you cancel. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Cancel at least 2 business days before your next billing cycle to avoid an additional charge. There are no refunds on monthly memberships.

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