Community Outreach for Children

Sometimes it’s hard to be a dog owner. With few regulations on what qualifies a dog trainer, inhumane items on the shelves, and trying to navigate through the “wild west” of dog ownership is frustrating. However, Dog-Harmony is here to help!

Our nonprofit offers workshops and low-cost training classes to help you be a better dog owner.

To suggest a workshop or training clinic topic or for more information, please contact us!
To see upcoming humane education events, please visit our events page.

Our Book: Human & Dog-Harmony

There is a direct correlation to how we treat our pets and how we treat each other.

Knowing this, Dog-Harmony offers a class to teach children responsible pet ownership, compassion, and to make an emotional connection with their FURever friend.

The 30-minute class includes how to approach dogs, proper ways to interact, train, and how to understand your dog’s body language. These classes can be taught at Dog-Harmony’s headquarters, civic organizations, and schools. They can be taught with or without the use of a live animal.

*Children receive dog and human harmony
*Virtual class available soon
*Grants are available for this program

Did You Know?
  • More than 1,700 local children have already taken the class.
  • Each year, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, with 1 in 5 needing medical attention, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
  • More than half of all victims are children, with the highest rate among ages 5 to 9.
  • Most bites are caused by the family dog or the pet of a neighbor or relative.

Check out this chart (and download!) as a baseline for learning how to greet a dog and what to avoid.

To learn more, contact Dog-Harmony at 850- 376-4190 or by email at hello@dog-harmony.org.

Kids and Canine Camps

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Our kids and canine camps are custom 3-hour programs designed specifically for each group. Each camp teaches responsible pet ownership, compassion, and team building. Our camps are great for at-risk youth or individuals with disabilities. We offer the camps quarterly for ages 6-12 years old and limit class capacity to 15 kids. Check out our events page for dates.

Additional Information:
  • Each camp has 2 craft stations, 1 cooking station, and a dog handling station.
  • Dogs participating in the program are Dog-Harmony alumni or Dogs in training for therapy through the intermountain therapy organization.
  • One snack break is included.
  • Lunch provided upon request.
  • Grants are available for this camp.

Bark For Books

Get your kids excited about reading and schedule a time in the Dog-Harmony reading room!  Bring your own book or choose from some of our favorites. Dogs used in this program are Dog-Harmony alumni or dogs in training for R.E.A.D. programs through Intermountain Therapy.

*Donations are appreciated for this 45-minute session.

Free Training Advice for Rescued Pets

Dog-Harmony offers free training advice for rescued dogs with behavioral problems, such as jumping, leash pulling, potty training and separation anxiety.

Training advice is offered by Nancy Bown, Dog-Harmony’s founder and Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT – KA). Bown can help over the phone, or better yet, after meeting the pet at Dog-Harmony headquarters at 237 Market Street in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. No shock collars or choke collars are used and Bown is a force-free trainer.

Support these programs through donations of:

  • Monetary donations
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Michaels gift cards
  • Old t-shirts and fleece
  • Children friendly books about dogs
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