Each year millions of visits to emergency rooms are due to dog bites, and often times children are the most likely to get bitten…frequently by their own or a neighbor’s dog. But bites do not happen out of the blue and they can be prevented.
I hope to help set kids and their pets up for success and prevent bites through a series of free educational programs this fall called ‘My Dog’s Super Hero.’
During the programs, I teach kids ages 6 to 10, in a fun and engaging way, what it means to be their dog’s super hero. Included in my presentation will be the basics on the do’s and don’ts of playing appropriately with their dog, how to show responsibility and respect to their dog, and how dogs tell us when they are happy or when they want to be left alone.
Parents are encouraged to stay during the presentation; however, dogs should be left at home (with the exception of the Blue Ash Paws in the Park event).
All programs are free to attend.
Tuesday, September 24
Madeira branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Saturday, October 5
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
City of Blue Ash Summit Park
(part of the Paws in the Park event)
Tuesday, November 12
Blue Ash branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Saturday, November 16
Mariemont branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Wednesday, December 4
Wyoming branch of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Me and My Dog’s Best Friend
For the second year, I am excited to be partnering with Cincinnati Parks Explore Nature! to present a fun two-hour program for kids ages 6 to 9. I’ll be working with the children to teach them about pet responsibility and care, how to teach their dog, how dogs communicate, and how to approach a dog they do not know (and more). Plus, Cincinnati Parks is offering crafts and a fun outdoor activity. It will be held at Ault Park on Saturday morning, January 11 from 10 am to NOON. Cost is $8 per child and advance registration is required by calling 513-321-6070.