Monday, 21 October 2013

School Visit

Forbidden Plateau Obedience & Tracking Club member volunteers focus much of their energy on hosting our events, seminars and on teaching Obedience classes. One of our favorite things to do however, if the opportunity presents itself and we have members available, is demonstrations in the community.

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

1 comment:

  1. Looks like everyone had a great time. Looking forward to being able to participate in the next one.

    Well done!