Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Camp Doglando

This 2 week summer camp offers youths ages 10-15 the opportunity to learn how to dog responsibly! Starting with what qualities to look for in a pet and working through how and where to acquire the “right” dog campers will then experience first hand what is involved in caring for and training a puppy all in an effort to increase understanding of what a dog needs to live a happy healthy life as a companion. Over the course of the two-week camp, participants will be actively preparing puppies to be adopted into awaiting forever homes. This camp is a must for kids who have wanted a dog, and parents who are not so sure their child is ready. We will provide the unique opportunity for kids to work in teams training and caring for a specific dog on a daily basis; learning what it means to be a prepared and responsible pet parent.

The goal of this camp is to provide campers with hands on experiences and education while making the puppies they work with more adoptable. Each two-week session will be broken down into daily topics; the campers (and the dog they are in charge of) will participate in related training sessions, games, activities and crafts. Weekly outings will include a one-day trip to visit places to get a dog, including a pet store, breeder and rescue organization. We will take a weekly lunch outing to a local restaurant so campers can expose puppies to new environments and work on training in public. We will also be taking the puppies to a veterinary appointment to learn what all is involved in keeping a dog healthy. In addition to the topics covered in our outings, campers will learn about and gain first hand experience in obedience training, bathing & basic grooming, healthy nutrition, how to travel with a dog as well as fun ways to exercise a dog’s body and mind all while working towards successfully placing a dog in its new adoptive home. As part of the experience, campers will learn how rescue organizations select adoptive families and what steps must be taken to ensure a successful adoption. The program will conclude with a graduation party at University of Doglando for all campers, their families, the puppies and the adoptive families on July 23rd.

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