Classes

We offer an array of fun, engaging, and educational programs for both children and adults.  If you're an educator, or parent that homeschools, we can enhance your curriculum by leading project-based classes that integrate science, math, ELA/writing, and social studies into various aspects of humane animal practices.  We can also craft specific classes to meet your group's needs, such as lead professional development for teachers, offer programs for kids' events (such as Birthday Pawties), and host a pop-up at your home or business.

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The One Leash Project™

A fun, interactive, educational project for ages 8 and up. Participants will make a dog leash from re-purposed climbing rope, and learn: 1) environmental sustainability and the importance of reducing/reusing (Social Studies/Science); 2) the math involved; and 3) write letters dedicating their leash to a special person or pet in their life (ELA). We simultaneously cover safe and effective animal handling and bite prevention skills.

Responsible Pet Care

Learn how to be a more responsible dog parent and the care required to ensure a long, healthy, happy relationship with your pet. How often should you go to the veterinarian? What are the best ways to bond? What prevention measures yield the biggest results (vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuter, collars with id's, etc.)? These are just a few of the topics covered in this fun, thought-provoking, engaging class.

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Humane Animal Practices and Bite Prevention Skills

Participants learn the skills and knowledge to be more confident and safer around pets and strays. We've worked with kids as young as pre-k and adults to promote positive human-animal interactions. The material covered is appropriate for each age group, and is fun and engaging, with activities to reinforce the topics covered.

Careers in Animal Welfare

Have your students expressed an interest in working with animals? Often, the only career path that comes to mind is a Veterinarian. But the industry needs so much more. This class provides an overview of many careers in animal welfare, with a focus on the various skills required (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). Perfect for STEM/STEAM nights and career days.

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Can I Pet Your Dog?™

Learn the basics of how and when to safely and comfortably approach a dog. What types of movements should you make? What can we learn from a dog's body posture? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this fun and engaging class. Can be accompanied with a short story (read and response), and one of our therapy dogs. Great for ages 3 and up.