Humane Education Program
Our age-appropriate presentations encourage pet owners and families to build a positive, happy relationship with their pet dogs by understanding a dog's needs and the correct way to safely approach a strange dog.
Our presenters pair up with our therapy dog teams and work together to provide education for children in schools, libraries, or at community events.
During the 45 minute presentation, we discuss how to:
understand and care for a pet dog
recognize a dog's body language
how to approach a stranger's dog for petting
Children are encouraged to practice what they have learned in a safe environment, using our therapy dog teams.
Our Human Education team recently visited with two classes of 4-5 year students to teach about the basic needs of dogs and how to understand dog behavior. The students then met our the dogs and were given time to practice new skills with our certified therapy dogs.
Children hear a basic presentation about dog
need for water, food, exercise, and care
body language communicating how they feel
safety when approaching a stranger's dog
Learning about Timber and life.
Meeting Maks and Kirby and practicing petting the dogs.