What a terrific group of dog Super Heroes! It was so much fun teaching them about being a positive teacher and friend to their dog…with Zurie and Hannah’s help. Thank you so much to Cincinnati Sports Club for having us…and being proactive in wanting to teach kids and parents these important lessons. AND thank you to the parents, for taking time away from your Saturday to be there!
I was so proud of my newest group of Dog Super Heroes. They were so attentive and focused on learning.
My unique My Dog’s Super Hero is a class for Cincinnati area kids to learn about how they can be an awesome dog friend, teacher and playmate. With demonstration dogs, I teach them (and their parents) how to interact appropriately with their dog, how dogs communicate, and how to be a positive and responsible teacher to their friend.
Parents, a reminder that dogs – like all animals – learn positive or negative associations based on past experience.
Please teach your kids that instead of giving head locks and big bear hugs that can make dogs uncomfortable, to be a dog Super Hero, they can sit next to their dog, give him a rub on his neck and give him a treat from their open palm.
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What an awesome group of dog Super Heroes! It was such great fun teaching them at my May class and I am so proud of them for their focus and eagerness to learn. Thanks to the parents for taking time out of your day to bring your kids – and learning too! And of course, thank you to my demo dog Baxter and his owner, Karen Spradlin, and my friends at The Dog Studio for welcoming all of us!
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.