Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Jack and Missy join the scouts

Tonight Jack, Missy and I attended a girl scout meeting I was invited to for a talk on dog training and safety with dogs. I think it went very well. There were some excellent questions asked by the girls. Most of them had dogs themselves. After the majority of the talk, we used the stage for a short demo of training skills. Jack was facinated to be up higher than everyone else. It was a first for him. The girls seemed to enjoy the show. Afterwards I let everyone say hello to both of my beasts.

Hopefully the girls, and their leaders, learned some helpful training and safety tips for the future. I love teaching kids dog skills. They are generally fast learners and come with much less baggage about dogs. It is always good to get to kids as soon as possible in hopes it prevents potential problems later. They gave us a fabulous thank you gift of healthy dog treats they made themselves. Where there are girl scounts there are cookies! It was a great way to end the day.

1 comment:

Matt said...

That's a great way to introduce kids, and future adult dog owners, to positive training methods!