Every child wants a dog, yet not every child--or even grown-up!--is equipped to take on the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. But with the help of Vanessa Estrada Marin, the director of a sought-after dog-training program for kids, your child will have fun being in charge!
Dog Training for Kids breaks down lessons and tutorials in simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions. Kids will have everything they need to be caring and responsible dog owners:
• Basic Training Lessons including Stopping Unnecessary Barking, Potty & House Training, Obedience, Leash Training, Crate Training
• Essential Commands including Sit, Stay, Heel, Drop It
• Clever Tricks including Roll Over, Speak, High Five, and Leap
• Super Fun Games including Obstacle Course, Frisbee, Tunnel
• And More -- Equipment List, How to Train Your Dog to Be Calm at the Vet, How to Dog Proof Your Home
Whether young dog lovers will be raising puppies, adopting rescues, or getting their first dogs, this all-in-one book will give them the confidence and knowledge to properly train, take care of, and establish a lasting bond with their well-behaved furry friends.
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Vanessa Estrada Marin is the director at Frolic, a unique facility specializing in dog-centric programming for kids in New York City. Previously, she was an adoption center manager at North Shore Animal League America. She lives in Queens with her husband, Jorge, and their Chihuahua mix rescue Reyna.
Frolic is a 1,500-square-foot space on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where the interactive and educational are taken to a new level. Truly unique, Frolic is home to four friendly career change service dogs. Visitors come to meet Patience, Chichy, Huxley, and Murray while simultaneously learning about man's best friend from Frolic's dog-loving experts. Frolic supports the community through various after-school programs, camps, specialized courses such as Overcoming Fear of Dogs and Canine Companion (how to have/care for a dog), and birthday parties. Frolic also hosts special events held on-site and off-site. They have worked with Girl Scouts of America and various schools.