Children’s Education

Community Outreach for Children

Since children often drive families’ decisions about dog ownership, one of Dog-Harmony’s greatest focuses remains on the relationship between children and dogs, developing programs to promote positive interactions through proper behavior.

School Workshops

Did You Know?

  • 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.
  • Studies show that through interacting with animals, children develop greater empathy and kindness in addition to self-esteem, confidence, and social skills.

We have partnered with local schools to provide free humane education classes, equipping students with easy-to-follow tips on interacting with dogs. These classes teach children proper ways to pet and play with dogs, dog body language, and how to react if a dog bites in addition to the key elements of responsible pet ownership, team building, and compassion.

Our Book: Human & Dog-Harmony

Dog-Harmony partnered with a local artist to develop supplementary materials for its school workshops, and in this process, Human & Dog-Harmony was written. While created to be utilized in tandem with our school workshops, this book is an excellent resource for parents to teach their children the elements of being a responsible pet owner along with the proper ways to pet and play with dogs, dog body language, and how to react if a dog bites.

Human & Dog-Harmony can be purchased on Amazon.

Kids and Canine Camps

Our kids and canine camps are custom 3-hour specially scheduled 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.

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 our therapy programs.
  • One snack break is included.

To book a Kids and Canines Camp, contact Nancy at

Bark For Books

Get your kids excited about reading and keep an eye out for our Bark for Books program. We’ve partnered with our local libraries to foster self-confidence and communication skills by providing a dog to create a positive reading environment and experience. Dogs used in this program are Dog-Harmony alumni or dogs in training for our therapy programs. Check out our events page to see when the next Bark for Books session will be.

These programs are made possible through donations from supporters like you. Visit our support page to donate today.