Dog Training for Families with Children

Welcome to The Canine-Kid Connection!

The Canine-Kid Connection offers dog training with a special focus:  the relationship between dogs and children. Our children and our dogs are precious to us, and in the best of all possible worlds, they would get along with each other happily, peacefully and safely, your dog included as a full member of the family. I want to help you get there.

 Meet Jane


If you have a new dog, a new baby - or both

Contact me at or 510-869-3799.  I will help you make the transition smooth and fun for everyone.



Why The Canine-Kid Connection?

Life in any family can be hectic at times - we all know that! Add a baby or child, and a dog or two, and the energy can go through the roof. Double or triple that energy if you have a puppy in the house! At those times, it can be a challenge for busy families to clear the air so that everyone can settle down and relax.

I’ve had decades of experience working with people and dogs, and I understand families with dogs and children. If you’re expecting a baby and you’re wondering how your dog will react to the new arrival, or if you’re worried that your dog may not be safe around your children, The Canine-Kid Connection can help.

Whether you need help teaching your dog new, child-friendly behaviors before a new baby arrives, or you’re wondering how to supervise your children when your dog’s around, I can help you maintain calm and safety at home while avoiding problems.

And if your children are old enough to be included in dog training, I’ll show them how to have fun teaching the dog tricks, while learning safe, humane behavior around dogs.

The Stork is Coming!

Preparing your dog for a new baby

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The Pitter-Patter of Tiny Feet

Dog training for families with babies, toddlers and children.

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Help! I have a New Puppy!

Help with house training, puppy nipping, chewing and more!

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“I was looking for a trainer to help us with our very lovable, but spoiled 3 year old Bichon Frise. Jane came to our house and was very loving with our dog, and so sweet with our children! We all looked forward to our training sessions with Jane. She adapted the training methods to our dog’s behavior. She’s not a “one size fits all” type of trainer. It was amazing to watch our dog respond to her. She answered our questions and provided guidance in between lessons, and gave us great pointers. We are still working with our dog on our own, and I am pleased to say that Jane’s training is working! I highly recommend her!”

—DA, Oakland



Ready to get started? Contact me at or 510-869-3799.

The Canine-Kid Connection provides dog training in: Berkeley, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, Richmond, Pinole, El Sobrante, Hercules, Rodeo.

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