I’ve been writing my pet behavior column for Hyde Park Living for many years and it is so rewarding to me when I hear from readers who find my information valuable. A few weeks back I got a call from Dianne Wente of Cincinnati Parks. She gets the magazine in her home and asked me to be her guest at an upcoming Canine Camp.
A Canine Camp? Absolutely!
What a neat idea. I was very flattered that she wanted me to join them. For four consecutive Saturdays that began last weekend, 25 owners and their favorite furry companion are spending the morning in one of Cincinnati’s beautiful parks – French Park.
Each session begins with a guided 30 minute walk followed by a presenter and then games and prizes. Last week Nancy Schulte, M.ED., with Caring Touch Canine Massage, demonstrated how owners can indulge their pet with some relaxing human pampering. Then it was off to the grassy area for a different twist on the childhood game Green Light-Red Light and another activity.
How much fun. What a great way to meet others who share a love for dogs while spending quality time with your own? And by the way, all of the campers walk away with some pretty nice gifts.
To see my Canine Camp photo album on Facebook, please click here.
Cincinnati Parks August Camp
Cincinnati Parks is accepting registration now for its August camp. Below is a list of presenters.
Aug 4th – Staff of the Care Center of Blue Ash
Emergency veterinary clinic staff will help pet owners recognize medical issues and begin to care for your best friend during the initial phases of an emergency. Note: Audrey Ann Photography will be onsite at this session. Come as you are or dress up your dog for a professional photo of your Camp Canine experience.
Aug 11th – Donetta Zimmerman, Animal Communicator
Donetta will tell you what your dog is “thinking”! She is well known throughout Greater Cincinnati and has worked with race horses, zoo animals, cats, dogs, you name it!
Aug 18th – Glenna Mockbee, Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati
Discover the many benefits therapy pets provide patients at acute, rehabilitation and palliative healthcare facilities. Maybe your canine companion would be a perfect candidate!
Aug 25th – Liz Naber, Buckeye Search & Rescue Dogs
Learn how these amazing dogs and their handlers are trained to locate missing people. Watch a demonstration as they locate a “missing person” from our group.