The DogSmart program at Helen Woodward Animal Center was designed to help people of all ages learn ways to confidently interact with dogs in a variety of settings. Whether you are looking to become more comfortable around dogs, or would like teach your children how to handle encounters with unfamiliar dogs, the DogSmart program will be tailored to meet your needs, and match your comfort level.
DogSmart at Helen Woodward Animal Center
In order to take precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, humane education programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center are closed until further notice. We understand the disappointment this may cause as many of these events have required lengthy planning from the participants, but we are committed to preserving the community’s health and safety. Please connect with us about either rescheduling your program to a later date if possible, or fully cancelling it and receiving either a refund or considering your current payment as a donation.
Learn to Understand Dog Behavior and Conquer Your Fears!
DogSmart is a customized program that is built to meet the needs of each individual. Because everyone’s comfort level varies, the number of sessions and the subject matter is up to the participant and instructor (the average duration is between 6-8 sessions.) Our highly trained professionals will help you figure out the best session plans to help you accomplish your goals. Some of the most common learning outcomes of the program include:
- Learning the proper and safe way to meet a new dog.
- Understanding the basics of dog behavior and psychology.
- Discover how to handle an encounter with a stray or aggressive dog.
- Learn about dog body-language.
Session Cost: $45 per session