Heart of the Midstate: Kids camp training dogs

Heart of the Midstate: Kids camp training dogs

BEHIND THE SCENES: A summer camp teaching kids to train dogs!In this week's Heart of the Midstate ABC 27's Christine McLarty takes us behind the scenes of the Susquehanna Service Dogs ranch in Grantville, Dauphin County. We're learning about the camp they're hosting this week and next. Click here to learn more: https://www.abc27.com/community/heart-of-the-midstate-summer-dog-camp-is-helping-kids-and-animals/

Posted by ABC27 News on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

In this week’s Heart of the Midstate we’re featuring the Susquehanna Service Dogs’ Summer Dog Camp. In the camp, kids are helping service dogs learn the vital skills they need to someday go on and help humans with disabilities.

Campers ages 10-14 learn valuable skills to help train the Susquehanna Service Dogs. Each day, campers have the opportunity to work hands-on with their own service dog to perform the tasks the dogs need to become working dogs. These tasks include taking their dog out in public and learning the fundamentals of basic dog care. It also includes clicker training which is a positive reinforcement training method used for these dogs.

Parents, family, and friends are invited to the graduation ceremony on the last day of camp to see each camper show off what they and the dog learned that week.

The camp runs from July 8-12 and July 15-19. This years camp is full. To learn more about the program or to learn more about the Captial Campaign click here.

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