The DogSmart program at Helen Woodward Animal Center was designed to help people of all ages learn ways to confidently interact and understand dog behavior 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, this program has several modifications and safety protocols in place, which were created based on CDC guidance. Policies are subject to change; please review this page carefully.
DogSmart Helps You Understand Dog Behavior and Conquer Your Fears!
DogSmart Program Details
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 when it relates to how you understand dog behavior. 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
Contact us today to book your DogSmart Session!
Email or call 858-756-4117 ext. 318.
Your DogSmart program fee helps support all of our adoptable animals, as well as the many human and animal services Helen Woodward Animal Center provides.
Policies During COVID-19
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