Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Summer Camp Program Youths and Dogs

University of Doglando will be launching their first summer camp program for youths between the ages of 13-17 years of age this summer.

The program, part of Paws Making PALS (Positive Achievements, Learning & Sharing) will enroll up to 10 youths for their first camp of 2010. Youths will be split up into teams of two, and each team will be allowed to choose one shelter dog to adopt, then train and readopt into a forever home, at the end of the camp.

The program will educate youths on how to be responsible pet parents as well as provide them with insight on the differences between acquiring pets from a shelter vs, pet shop, breeders, back yard breeders and craigslist. They will learn how to select dogs based on temperament vs good looks, and over the course of the summer camp program they will have acquired basic dog training skills.

Youths will also engage in extra curricular activities such as arts and crafts and building of agility equipment. The entire group of 10 youths will be responsible for putting together a graduation ceremony for the dogs and perspective families at the end of the camp, and one fundraiser project for Puppy BREATH (more to come later).

University of Doglando's Paws Making PALS opens enrollment on of April 1, 2010.

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