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Dog-Harmony announces Kids & Canines Summer Camps

Each Monday of the Summer, starting June 11, Dog-Harmony’s Kids & Canines camp will teach children all about how to interact with dogs, both in the home and out, and what a dog rescue does.

Different dog-care topics and crafts will be featured each Monday.

It’s $40 per child per Monday, and all profits will go towards improving Dog-Harmony’s new building and funding Dog-Harmony’s various programs.

To register, fill out the form below.

Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a PayPal request within 24 to 48 hours. Once you’ve paid, your space is secured.

Please be sure to read the Kids & Canines Terms of Agreement

  • By signing this form, you agree that all of the above is true/accurate and that you have read and agree to the terms set forth by Dog-Harmony, Inc. for the Kids & Canines Day Camp.
  • I release the child listed above to participate in Dog-Harmony’s Kids & Canines Day Camp. I understand that I do so at our own risk. I understand that participation in the above event/activity could include actions of tasks, which might be hazardous to the participant named above. By signing below, I assume and risk of harm or injury to the participant due to his/her participation in the event/activity. I hereby release and waive Dog-Harmony, Inc., any of its volunteers or paid/contracted employees as well as any entities affiliated with the foregoing from liability for any and all loss, damage, injuries, claims, demands, lawsuits, expenses and any other liability of any kind, directly or indirectly out of or in connection with Dog-Harmony’s Kids & Canines Day Camp. I further provide my consent for Dog-Harmony, Inc. to seek emergency treatment for the participant if necessary. I agree to accept financial responsibility for the costs related to this emergency treatment.

Kids & Canines Terms of Agreement

Dog-Harmony to host first humane education symposium

To help keep dogs in their homes and out of shelters, Dog-Harmony Inc. is offering a low-cost day of seminars June 16 to help owners understand and train their pets.

The morning seminars, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will cover topics such as “how to talk dog,” fear at the vet’s office, and what it takes to become a therapy team with a dog.

The afternoon seminars, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., offer strategies to help dogs that lunge and growl at other dogs, clicker training, and how to use playtime to teach dogs good behavior.

The seminars will be at Dog-Harmony’s new education and rescue headquarters, 237 Market St., off County Highway 393 north.

The seminars, for people only, will be conducted by trainers with the highest level of credentials.

For more information, visit the event page.

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Dog-Harmony offers low-cost training options

Every five years an estimated 6.12 million pets find themselves re-homed, and more than 40 percent of the owners say it’s due to behavior issues, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

What could have solved those issues? Positive-reinforcement training. Unfortunately, training can be costly. But, Dog-Harmony, a nonprofit rescue in Santa Rosa Beach, has a solution.

Dog-Harmony—led by Nancy Bown, a certified pet dog trainer-knowledge assessed, or CPDT-KA—announced that it’s offering low-cost training options for dog owners at a variety of levels.

“Dog-Harmony’s main goal is to keep dogs out of shelters in the first place,” said Bown. “And, with that many dogs ending up in shelters because of behavior issues, I knew we needed to offer something to remedy that.”

Bown is set to lead two, four-week course for basic cues and manners. Level one focuses on initially teaching cues like sit and stay, and level two works to polish those skills as well as add a few more advanced cues. Each four-week course is $125, and if you have a new puppy at home, there’s also a puppy play time class to work on socialization and have puppy behavior questions answered, which is $20 per class.

“Being a responsible pet owner can be hard, and at Dog-Harmony, we truly understand the financial burden a dog can be,” said Bown. “But, we’d rather offer loving dog owners low-cost options to help keep their dogs in the home rather than them feel like they need to surrender their dog.”

For more information about the courses, visit dog-harmony.org/events or Dog-Harmony’s Facebook events page.

To register, please fill out the form below. Within 24-48 hours after you’ve submitted your form, you’ll receive a PayPal request for the cost of the class. Once that is paid, your space will be held.

Dog-Harmony announces Kids & Canines: A Spring Break Camp

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.—Calling all dog lovers! Dog-Harmony, a dog rescue and education organization in Santa Rosa Beach, announced that it will host a kids’ camp, called Kids & Canines, on March 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. to teach children how to interact with dogs, both in the home and out, and what a dog rescue does. The funds from the $50 per child camp will go towards the renovation of the nonprofit’s new building.

Children, ages five to 12, will break up into groups and rotate through different stations like dog-toy making, humane education, dog handling and dog-treat making. All supplies will be provided, and each child will take home what he or she has made.

The camp will take place inside Dog-Harmony’s new building—237 Market Street, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida—which was acquired in early February.

Dog-Harmony is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization in Santa Rosa Beach whose mission is to reduce the number of unwanted dogs at shelters through education, training, low-cost spay/neuter and microchipping. What makes Dog-Harmony different is that the focus is on training and support before, during and after the dog’s adoption, therefore building healthy, lifelong relationships between them and their humans.

To register, fill out the the following form after reading the Kids & Canines Terms of Agreement. Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a PayPal request. Once you’ve paid, your space is secured.

Kids' Camp Registration

Please fill out this form. Once submitted, you will receive a PayPal request. After payment has been completed, your space will be held. For more information, please email hello@dog-harmony.org.
  • By signing this form, you agree that all of the above is true/accurate and that you have read and agree to the terms set forth by Dog-Harmony, Inc. for the Kids & Canines Day Camp.
  • I release the child listed above to participate in Dog-Harmony’s Kids & Canines Day Camp. I understand that I do so at our own risk. I understand that participation in the above event/activity could include actions of tasks, which might be hazardous to the participant named above. By signing below, I assume and risk of harm or injury to the participant due to his/her participation in the event/activity. I hereby release and waive Dog-Harmony, Inc., any of its volunteers or paid/contracted employees as well as any entities affiliated with the foregoing from liability for any and all loss, damage, injuries, claims, demands, lawsuits, expenses and any other liability of any kind, directly or indirectly out of or in connection with Dog-Harmony’s Kids & Canines Day Camp. I further provide my consent for Dog-Harmony, Inc. to seek emergency treatment for the participant if necessary. I agree to accept financial responsibility for the costs related to this emergency treatment.