Pawfect Families

Putting a wag in their tail

Creating safe environments and happy families

Here at Positively Pawfect we are specialists in DOG, BABY AND CHILD SAFETY and are passionate about ensuring homes with dogs are safe for young children. Often when a baby is on the way or there’s a newborn or toddler in the house, the dynamics completely change and families struggle to manage with a dog as well. This can be through fear of the dog biting the child.

Not only do we work with families that have a four legged member, but we deliver programs for young children who would like to regain confidence around dogs following the Kids Around Dog’s protocol. 

About our Kids Around Dogs (KAD) Programme

Kids Around Dogs (KAD) is an association of experienced, qualified and knowledgeable trainers and behaviourists with a passion for helping children feel safe around dogs.

Positively Pawfect has been hand picked to deliver the KAD training protocol to families and children who need support. We used a child-centric approach to work with children to help them overcome a fear of dogs, to feel comfortable around them and regain confidence. 

As each child is an individual, we are guided by their needs, experiences and choices creating a no-pressure learning environment. The KAD program is suitable for children ages 4 to 10 years old and helps children learn about dog body language, how to interact with them safely and how to enjoy time with them. We firmly believe that good, age-appropriate education is the key to keeping children and dogs safe around each other.

About our Pawfect start & family packages

The majority of dog bites to children occur from the family dog – not because the dog is an ‘aggressive’ one but because the dog has felt uncomfortable and it’s signals have not been recognised and therefore, it has resorted to a bite through fear.

Our Pawfect Families programme is aimed at setting you up for success with a little one and your lovely dog. Sessions can be done before baby arrives to help set you up for success right from the start. They can also be done once baby arrives home or as the child gets older – it’s never too early or late to work on safety!

Our sessions involve practical advice and support, including relevant skills to teach your dog, setting up your home environment to avoid your dog becoming uncomfortable and help them adjust to your new arrival or newly toddling little one, practical advice tailored to your family and any challenges you have or may face.

Pawfect Start

1 x2 hr tailored consultation including awareness and prevention materials

In person: £199

Pawfect Family

1 x 2hr tailored consultation

2 x 1hr follow up sessions

Further 3 months free advice

Kids around Dogs

9 Sessions split as follows:

7 x weekly online sessions, each lasting around 20 minutes. These include setting goals for the child to achieve between each session and rewards for meeting these goals.

2 x face to face sessions where a dog will be present, also lasting around 20 minutes. There is no pressure for the child to meet the dog until they are ready to do so.

A parent or guardian will need to be present during all online and face to face sessions so that the child can be supported through the programme and help them achieve their weekly goals and agree to appropriate rewards for doing so. 

Your child will receive a certificate of achievement and a badge when they have completed the course.