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? Or simply a love of spending time with dogs? 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
    • Bond Based Approach to 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: $535 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 Protocols:

Paws and Affection will follow the COVID-19 protocols set forth by the CDC and Montgomery County at the time of the workshop. We will notify registered families two weeks prior to the start date of their child’s workshop what our policies are for that week. Regardless of COVID, we try to be outside as much as possible. 

Workshop Dates:

Summer 2022 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)

June 20th – 24th – FULL!!

July 11th – 15th – 3 spots left!

August 1st – 5th – 1 spot left!

If the week 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.

There are 12 spots available per workshop.

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2022-2023 school year 1-Day Workshops

To be announced

We are hopeful we can host one day workshops in the fall.

*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.