Children’s Workshop

Does your child have aspirations of being a service dog trainer? Or have a passion for philanthropy and giving back to their community? They could be the perfect candidate for one of our Children’s Workshops!

Throughout the year we offer 1-day and week-long workshops where children are partnered with a service dog in training and learn about:

    • Reading dog body language
    • Grooming and wellness
    • Dog behavior and psychology
    • Positive reinforcement dog training
    • The role of service dogs in the community
    • Disability awareness and inclusion
  • And much more!

Details and Pricing:

  • Ages 11-14
  • Sessions run from 9am-3pm
  • Located at our training facility in Narberth
  • Week-Long: $525 per child (includes a Paws and Affection t-shirt and pizza lunch on Friday)
  • 1-Day: $175 per child (includes a Paws and Affection t-shirt, no lunch provided)

Parent Testimonials:

“[Our daughter] loved the camp and we are so grateful that you made the necessary changes and went ahead with the program during this crazy time. During this summer especially it was nice to give [her] something to look forward to. She has been doing ‘touch’ tricks with [our dog] almost every day since the camp began. Today we visited some family and she was explaining what service dogs can do and everyone was amazed.”

~ Cathy H.

 

“I’ve never seen [my daughter] come home so excited about a day at a camp.”

~ Shawna L.

 

“[My daughter] had a wonderful time making new friends and learning! It was the best part of her summer!”

~ Shira W.

 

“[My daughter] had a great week! She was enthusiastic to go every morning and was more and more confident each night coming home. She was excited to show us tricks using our dogs. One night she demonstrated training a dog to offer support for going up and down stairs one step at a time. You clearly created a safe and growth inspiring experience for her.”

~ Amy B.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are proceeding with our workshops as planned, but we must adapt as things change and decisions are made by Governor Wolfe. If camps in Montgomery County with 9 or fewer kids are allowed to occur during the day a workshop is scheduled, we will host it. If not, we will have to cancel. Either way, the decision will be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop and will be communicated to parents via email. Thank you for your understanding! 

COVID-19 Workshop Safety Protocols

Workshop Dates:

 

2020-2021 school year 1-Day Workshops

January 18, 2021

(COVID-19 guidelines permitting due to weather limitations)

March 19, 2021

If the day you would like is full, feel free to contact us and we can place you on a wait list in the event there is a cancellation.

Register Here!

 

Summer 2021 week-long Workshops

(The curriculum for all Service Dogs 101 Sessions is identical, so please only choose one week)

(Each day of the workshop is from 9am-3pm)

To be announced

 

There are 9 spots available per workshop.

*Priority is given to children who have not taken our workshop in the past. However, if your child has attended a workshop before and is still interested in returning, please email us at info@pawsandaffection.org and we will make accommodations when possible.