A prenatal course for you and your dog

  • Step-by-step Instructions

    Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions to help you get your dog prepared.

  • Expert Instructor

    Taught by Janet Cutler, PhD, an expert in animal behaviour, researcher, and experienced mom.

  • Gain Confidendence

    Have the confidence you've done all you can to prepare your dog for your new arrival and set up safe interactions

Feel confident you have your dog prepared for the arrival of baby

Have a plan in place to keep everyone safe and feel like your dog isn't left out

Are you worried about how your dog is going to handle the arrival of your new baby? Has your dog been the 'baby' of the family up until now, and you don't want them to feel left out, ignored and isolated, yet you want to make sure your new baby stays safe? With Wags & Giggles, you'll have the comfort of knowing that you're preparing your dog for the arrival of your new baby, you have a plan in place for when your baby comes home, and you know that you can keep your dog engaged and happy while keeping your new baby safe
Get Prepared

What you get

Peace of mind that you've helped to prepare your dog as much as possible to ease their transition into having a baby in your home, as well as getting set up to increase safety around your new baby.

  • 4 module online course, topics outlined below.

  • Worksheets with each audio module allow you to customize exercises to your own dog.

  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can discuss problems, plans, and solutions with other students and your instructor.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Daily Life

    • Introduction
    • House Rules
    • House Management
    • Schedules & Routines
  • 2

    Manners & Self-control

    • Introduction to manners & self-control
    • Self-control
    • Manners
    • Behaviour Problems
  • 3

    All the Baby Things

    • Introduction to All the Baby Things
    • Baby Sounds
    • Baby Equipment
    • Practicing with a Toy Baby
  • 4

    Baby's Coming!

    • Introduction to Baby's Coming
    • Preparing for Potential Time Away
    • Mental Stimulation
    • Exercise

Taught by an expert in animal behaviour, and mother of two

Janet Cutler, PhD, CAAB


Janet Cutler, PhD, CAAB

Janet is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She has an MSc and PhD, both specializing in animal behaviour and welfare, as well as epidemiology. She's been working in the animal industry for 20 years; as a veterinary technician, behaviour researcher, dog trainer and behaviour consultant. Janet is passionate about helping families and their pets. Janet spends her time at home with her family, including her three daughters, husband, and their dog Marmalade, cats Basil and Thyme, and their chickens.

What are students saying?

"We are so grateful to Janet for helping us prepare Zephyr, our chocolate lab, for the arrival of our first baby. She provided us with a number of easy to institute tools and routines that we could practice before the baby came – desensitization to common baby noises, skills like sits and stays, and exercise/walk strategies. She also educated us about common risks with babies and dogs. Following Janet’s plan gave us peace of mind that we were doing all we could to ensure that our ‘babies’ would get along and be able to coexist safely." -Colleen