Do you wish raising kids and dogs together would be less stressful?
It CAN be!

If you’re an overwhelmed parent with dogs, you are not alone. If you’re looking to build stress-free routines that reduce the chaos of living with kids and dogs, then joining The Pooch Parenting Society will be the best decision you can make for your family.

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The Pooch Parenting Society will help you
to have a SAFER and more peaceful home

Did you know that 77% of dog bites to kids are done by the family dog?

Yep, it’s true. And from one parent to another, I get the anxiety you might be experiencing. Your dog might be your first baby, but that doesn’t mean that she had any idea what life would be like when your child arrived. And you might not have anticipated the challenge it was going to be to give them both the attention that they deserve.

That’s why I started The Pooch Parenting Society. You have enough parenting guilt already, without anyone judging you for how you are managing your dog and child on a daily basis. There’s no judgment here – only constructive feedback, support and answers to your questions about how to get through each and every day with everyone feeling safe, happy AND with your sanity intact.

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Understand your dog
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Prevent problems before they start
Enjoy fun activities with the whole family

Parenting really does take a village.

Michelle Stern, founder of Pooch Parenting and Pippin the Border Terrier

Welcome to The Pooch Parenting Society. I’m Michelle Stern, certified professional dog trainer, licensed family dog mediator, former school teacher, and mom. I’ve been there personally and in my work I’ve seen it all. I know how low the lows can go. I also know how blissful the highs can be– and I want to see you enjoy more of them.

I invite you to join our community for:

Training tips, advice, and solutions created explicitly for your busy reality

Easy-to-implement strategies to calm the chaos, from mealtimes to bedtime routines

The camaraderie of other parents of dogs and kids who totally get it

Personalized support from your own professional guide

The confidence that comes with a plan and an understanding ear

It’s time to enjoy the family dog you always envisioned your kids growing up with!

I can show you how to help your
children and dogs to live safely and happily together

Pooch Parenting Society - Success Roadmap

Parents often come to me after working with another trainer.
I finally realized why.

General Practitioner

The vast majority of people work with dog trainers that they find online or hear about from friends. These are trainers who may be able to help teach your dog some new skills – but aren’t specifically educated in how to support WHOLE families. While parents may feel some progress, they generally hit a plateau and then things return to the previous chaos.

Dog & Child Specialist

If you needed life saving surgery, would you go to your general practitioner OR a specialist?  Dog and Child Specialists help families achieve progress more quickly because we specialize in ONE thing – families with kids and dogs at all ages and developmental stages. We focus on what YOU need most – strategies for coping with daily life with kids and dogs.

Pooch Parenting Society testimonial

Stop wondering if your kids and dogs will ever get along.

Imagine Going from THIS

  • You wonder if getting a dog was a mistake
  • All of the responsibility for the dog falls on your shoulders
  • You feel guilty because you don’t spend enough time with your dog
  • Your kids and dog aren’t gentle with each other and you are worried someone will get hurt
  • Your dog growled at your toddler
  • Your dog is jealous of your new baby
  • You wish that you could just relax and enjoy time with your kids and dog together

To Experiencing THIS

  • The whole family is involved with age appropriate activities and tasks with the dog
  • You can relax because you have a system that works
  • Everyone is safe
  • Your dog is happy and feels loved
  • Your kids and dog are respectful of each other
  • You can host play dates and sleepovers without worrying about your dog
  • You can enjoy family outings with your dog
  • You have the family dog you always wanted

The Pooch Parenting Society Includes…

🐾    Instant access to The Pooch Parenting Society membership Hub, a searchable video library filled with tips to make living with kids and dogs easier and less confusing

🐾    Twice Monthly Live Q & A’s so you can solve family dog issues when they arise

🐾    Supportive members-only community where you can get support from me, your fellow members and share your parenting and dog training wins!

Pooch Parenting Society testimonial

The benefits of a peaceful home are priceless.

Is the program right for you?

The Pooch Parenting Society membership is a good fit if…

You are a parent (or are expecting or adopting), grandparent, or child caregiver.

You don’t have time for a do-it-yourself approach and want specialized support to keep your family safe and happy.

You love your dog and are committed to helping everyone to have the relationship you always dreamed of.


The Pooch Parenting Society membership is
not a good fit if…

You are a dog trainer looking to help your own clients. I have another program for you!

You want instant results. (Parenting takes time, but I’ll remove all of the guesswork.)

You think that your dog should “tolerate” anything your kids dish out.

You prefer punishments over rewards.

Not sure if it’s right for you? Ask before you join…

This is a bargain of a lifetime.
You’ll get 3-months worth of support for
LESS than what people pay me for a single appointment


(This is your rate, as long as you remain a member.)

And I’ve sweetened the deal some more

Calm Down Family Dog Challenge

Calm Down! Family Dog Challenge

If your dog is a little wild or is often underfoot, you’ll especially appreciate your BONUS access to this video series. If your dog has ever stolen a dirty diaper or raided the trash can, you’ll thank me.

Learn several easy, doable training activities you can do with your dog to help her to settle down and become a more polite housemate. Don’t worry – I KNOW you are busy, so these just take a few moments a day.

Value – $197

Don’t just take my word for it

Dr. Mona Amin - Peds Doc Talk

“Michelle is a true professional! She understands dog behavior so well and has amazing tips to foster a healthy relationship between dogs and kids. As a pediatrician, momma to an 8-month-old, and dog mom myself; I have learned so much about dogs from her and @poochparenting. I highly recommend her for any of your dog training needs. I will be utilizing her services even more so now that we moved to a new home and our pup, Shiloh, is having a hard time adjusting.”

— Dr. Mona Amin, D.O., Board Certified Pediatrician and Host of The Pedsdoctalk Podcast

Malena De Martini - Separation Anxiety Expert

“I am so grateful to know Michelle Stern both personally and professionally. As a practitioner who works exclusively concerning the safety and happiness of dogs and children or babies, she is legend! Whenever I encounter clients with families that need help with their dog, I know Michelle will be able to help them with compassion, empathy, and tremendous skill.”

— Malena DeMartini, CTC, Author of Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs



What are the program dates?

This is not a course. It’s an ongoing supportive community with Live Q&A’s every month. Registration is only open occasionally, but new members have access to all of our past content – so you can get what you need now!

What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel up to 4 days before your payment renews.

Will I get any 1 to 1 time with Michelle?

No – this is a group program, but you can book a consult, if needed.

I don’t have any dog training experience – is this right for me?

Yes! You don’t need to have any dog training experience in order to make progress in this program. I will teach you everything you need to know along the way.

I’m not even a parent yet – is this program right for me?

Omigosh – YES! I absolutely love it when people are proactive and want to get a head start on getting their dog ready for their growing family. Whether you are pregnant, adopting, using a surrogate (or considering all of the above), it’s never too soon to start preparing your dog for life with children. Besides, who doesn’t want a more polite dog?

I’m already barely keeping my head above water. Will I be overwhelmed as a member?

Nope. The best part of working with me is that I get it. I’ll give you training strategies and safety tips that will be manageable, even with your busy schedule or chaotic household. Use what you need. Ignore the rest. No guilt. Remember – one of the reasons this program is so appealing is that it will help make your life EASIER, not harder.

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