Looking for something special to do with your children’s friends? Interested in a unique party idea that involves dogs? Book a canine group workshop designed just for your kids.
Acme Canine can specialize a workshop to the date, time and even the place that suits you the best. All you need to do is have three (or more) dog owners interested in participating and the class is set. Call (740) 548-1717 for more information.
Here’s some of our great ideas:
Kid N Dog Safety workshop
All children should be taught to respect other living beings, be they animal or human. From birth, children need to learn that some things are just not allowed and “be gentle” should be a common household command. Even if your household does not contain animals, your children should still be taught the basics. One day they will encounter a dog whether it is a neighbor’s dog or a meeting on the street with a strange dog. Students receive verbal instruction, handouts and visual demonstrations. Cost $35/dog Limit six well socialized dogs who know obedience commands.
Picnic with your pup workshop
Dogs will learn the Place Mat and Leave It commands to help prepare for your very own picnic with your dog. Attendees will receive handouts on the commands as well as a booklet on treats and dog nutrition. Cost $35/dog Limit to six well socialized dogs.
Preparation for a new puppy
If a new puppy is in your future then this workshop is for you! This workshop is geared towards first time dog owners, also people who have previously owned dogs and want to get started off on the right track, as well as children who want to take part in the process of preparing for your new arrival. This is a very informative session with lots of tips, advice, and handouts. Cost $20/person…no dogs
Dog tricks and games
There are many reasons to play games with your dog. It will strengthen your relationship. It will keep the dog from getting bored, which will keep him from things you don’t want him doing, and make him healthier. Join our certified trainer in fun games such as Funagle, Are you a Mutthead, Are you out of your mind, TicTacDog, and musical canines.
During the workshop you will have the opportunity to teach your dog various tricks, including: Shake, Wave, Crawl, Roll Over, Dance, and many more. Teaching tricks can be fun and rewarding for your dog. Tricks are mentally stimulating, and allow a dog to receive all kinds of praise and attention from anyone around to watch their amazing feats. Cost $15/dog Limit to six well socialized dogs.
Games for dogs and kids
Tug of war or dogs chasing children isn’t the way for children and dogs to play together. The staff at Acme Canine is pleased to announce the creation of a new workshop specifically designed to assist children with interacting more efficiently, enjoyably, and creatively with their favorite furry 4-legged friend. The contents of this one-hour workshop to be held and will be geared toward the discussion of age appropriate play with dogs, showcasing how various games can develop and encourage better interaction and bond between child and pet, addressing prevalent problems affecting certain types of play, and many other pertinent topics.
Children age 6 to 12 will benefit from learning how to recognize the advantages of incorporating new and innovative play strategies with their dog and how the wrong game may contribute to increasing bad behaviors. Cost $15/child. Limit to six well socialized dogs.
DOG IQ Testing
Interested in some easy ways to gauge your dog’s brainpower? The best way to measure intelligence is to assess your dog’s problem solving skills. Even if your dog isn’t the brightest kibble in the bag, you’ll still have fun! Problem solving games are great for keeping your dog busy indoors when the weather is too cold to be outside! Cost $10/dog
Dog involved holiday gift night
Build your relationship with your dog while having fun! Join us for an evening of holiday arts and crafts. Help your dog make a special pawprint ornament for a loved one! Cost $10/ornament