Dog Training

Kids & Dogs

Fun and educational

Teach you kids about dogs

If children can gain experience in dealing with dogs and / or grow up with them, this is a wonderful addition for life! However, children have to learn how to approach dogs, how to assess a dog and where adults are asked.

We offer different courses for kids & dogs which are held by dog trainer and educational scientist (pedagogue) Verena Helfrich.

To be scheduled on the basis of Covid 19 government guidance

Holiday Program

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Kids from 5-12 Date: New date will follow soon! Location: Martha & Friends

Please note: This course is without own dog! The classes with dogs will be held with some of our well educated dogs. Children can acquire so many life skills and experiences from learning to interact with other animals, especially dogs. But they do need to learn to approach dogs, how to assess their characters and mood and when to ask a responsible adult for help or explanations. Our Kids & Dogs holiday program is designed to teach your child about good communication with a dog, how to behave when meeting a dog and learn a variety of interesting facts from the world of dogs. We’ll also spend some time on arts and crafts as well as fun games. At the end of the program, the children will receive a Pawsitive badge in recognition of their new skills as little dog experts. Our head dog trainer and educational scientist Verena Helfrich attaches great importance to ensuring all our children’s programs are constructed and run in a pedagogically meaningful way. Depending on group size the group will be divided and other trainers from our team will join, too.

The program starts at 09:30 and will ends at 12:30, but you can bring your child from 09:00 and pick it up latest 13:00.

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Family Course Kids & Parents

With Verena Helfrich (English) and Anne Barrere (German)

Who for: Kids from 6-12 Date: To be scheduled on the basis of Covid 19 government guidance Location: Martha & Friends

In our family course, children between the ages of 6 and 12 learn how to handle their dog in a playful way together with their parents or one of the parents. Exercises for the basic training of the dog such as sitting, lay down, the orientation of the dog to humans as well as the recall are just as part as dealing with dog encounters. The aim is that the participating children learn to lead their dog independently and keep it under control. The participating parents are also actively involved in the course. You will learn how you can support your child in dealing with the dog and in which situations the intervention of an adult can be useful or even necessary. In this course, the educational scientist and dog trainer Verena Helfrich attaches great importance to the fact that all content is prepared and conveyed in a pedagogically meaningful way.

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Pawsitive Badges

Pawsitive Badge Level 1

With Verena Helfrich (English) and Anne Barrere (German)

Who for: Kids from 6-12 Date: To be scheduled on the basis of Covid 19 government guidance Location: Martha & Friends

The children will learn about human-dog-communication, how to behave when they meet a dog… We'll also do handicrafts, drawing…and games. At the end oft he course the kids will finish a few tasks and will get the "Pawsitive badge Level 1". In this course, the educational scientist and dog trainer Verena Helfrich attaches great importance to the fact that all content is prepared and conveyed in a pedagogically meaningful way

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Pawsitive Badge Level 2

With Verena Helfrich (English) and Anne Barrere (German)

Who for: Kids from 6-12 Date: To be scheduled on the basis of Covid 19 government guidance Location: Martha & Friends

The children will learn to train and work with their dog. To join this course, the children should be able to hold the leash of their dog and to be able to control. A parent may assist here! At the end oft he course the kids will finish a few tasks and will get the "Pawsitive badge Level 2". In this course, the educational scientist and dog trainer Verena Helfrich attaches great importance to the fact that all content is prepared and conveyed in a pedagogically meaningful way

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