18626
California

Heroic Hounds: The World of Canines With Your Grandchild

With your grandchild, meet service and guide dogs and their trainers to learn how they are trained and used for therapeutic healing, and take home knowledge to train your pets at home!
Rating (5)
Program No. 18626RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,099 / ADULT
749 / CHILD

At a Glance

Everyone says that dogs are man’s best friend. But dogs can provide a lot more than just friendship and someone to play fetch with. They can also be a vital partner for adults and children with disabilities, mental illness or emotional stress. Discover the inspiring world of service and guide dogs with your grandchild as you meet these friendly and dedicated dogs and the friendly and dedicated people who train them. Visit Forget-Me-Not-Farm to see how farm animals offer therapeutic healing to at-risk kids, and learn some training techniques that you can use with your pets at home!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking one-half mile; standing 30-45 minutes.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Find out how dog trainers are taught to train specialty dogs — then take home that knowledge to make an “A” student of your own pet.
  • Shop for toys at PetSmart to donate during your visit of the Sonoma Humane Society.
  • Get to know one of the most famous dogs in history and learn about comic strips and cartoons at The Charles M. Schulz Museum.

General Notes

This program is intended for children ages 8 to 12.
Suggested Reading List
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