K9 Kids: Learn to be a dog’s best friend
The Paso Robles City Library is hosting a new program Thursday, June 26, for children all about dogs called “K9 Kids: Learn to be a Dog’s Best Friend.”
“We plan to have a guide dog puppy that kids can meet, a Hollywood dog that has appeared in commercials, as well as other dogs trained in search and rescue,” says Heather Stephenson, children’s services librarian. “I think this will be such an important program for young children to learn about how to approach a dog, to avoid being bitten, and older children to learn how to care for their dog and the many important jobs that dogs can do.”
This hands-on program will focus on dog safety and responsible pet ownership. Young children will learn how to approach a dog and care for their canine friend. Older participants will take part in search and rescue exercises with a trained rescue dog, meet a guide dog puppy in training, and try their skills at dog first aid.
This program is presented by dog trainer and behavior expert Linda Hardy of Good Shepherd Dog Obedience and her furry and non-furry friends. Pre-register at the Children’s Desk or by calling (805) 237-3870. Limit 30 children per program, seating is still available.
Here is the complete program description and times:
K-9 Kids: Learn to Be a Dog’s Best Friend Thursday, June 26
- 10 a.m. – ages 3-5 Library Conference Room
- 11 a.m. – ages 6-8 Library Conference Room
- 12:30 a.m. – ages 9-12 Library Conference Room