2017 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

WE06 - Humane Education for Children

Oct 18, 2017 1:15pm ‐ Oct 18, 2017 3:15pm

Standard: $20.00


The Richmond SPCA offers over 20,000 hours of humane education each year via tours, school visits, birthday parties, and innovative summer/winter camps --- and we have kids attending our weekly dog-training classes as well. We have learned a whole lot about engaging the next generation of pet owners, inspiring compassion for all animals, teaching the basics of reward-based training (kid timing is often far superior to adult timing) and promoting safety when meeting and greeting dogs. These are topics that ought to be taught repeatedly in every single community and done so via kid-friendly crafts and activities. Interested in providing humane education in your town, in revamping or building a program already in place, or comparing notes on humane education topics? This is the session for you!


  • Sarah Babcock, CTC, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, Chief of Education & Training, Richmond SPCA

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