This week we were lucky enough to be able demonstrate some of our dogs' skills and talk about how to interact safely with dogs for a First Grade class at Arden Elementary, thanks to member Sheila Kenny and teacher Colleen Devlin.
The students were a wonderful audience for our dogs, and listened carefully while Sheila spoke to them about standing like a tree instead of flapping like a bird, and how to greet and pet a dog safely. We demonstrated some obedience, a few tricks, and a field dog finding a "lost" (planted out of sight by a couple of student helpers) bumper.
The dogs had fun, I think the children had fun, and we had fun - a winning situation all around. Thank you Arden Elementary and Colleen for inviting us!
|Sheila with Story Golden Retriever talking to very attentive students about not flapping like a bird while Schipperke Dylan and Ruth Bridges and Standard Poodle Donovan and Margot Jorgensen look on.|
|Member Liz and Border Terrier Rory had a great time|
|American Staffordshire Terrier Chianti demonstrated some tricks|
|Margo Jorgensen and Standard Poodle Donovan demonstrate signals|
|Sheila had the students use their outside voice to tell Story to sit.|
|Chianti, Dylan, Jett, Story, Mica, Donovan and Rory demonstrate group stays|