A unique new online class called My Dog, My Best Buddy, teaches young kids how to train their dog, and also how to understand dog language and how to be a safe and fun playmate to their pet.
“So often I see kids who love their dog but their actions cause their dog to create distance from them or become excessively jumpy and bitey, which can even be dangerous. Young children don’t often know how to understand their dog’s communication and needs, and how to interact appropriately. Teaching them how to be the friend their dog wants them to be and even how to teach their dog fun behaviors is so important to me,” said Certified Dog Trainer Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CPBC, with So Much PETential.
My Dog, My Best Buddy is for children ages 6 to 11 and includes weekly Zoom classes and fun follow-up activities in between. Upcoming scheduled classes begin June 17, July 15 and August 4, 2020. Cost is $75 per student with a limit of 4 students per class. More classes will be scheduled in July and August. Visit www.somuchpetential.com/classes for details and registration.
“Lisa has an easy-going, fun and positive approach that put our students at ease, encouraged interactions and kept their focus. When she asked at the end of her program what everyone learned, it was really great to see our students share what they retained. Not only will that help to make it safer for them around their dog, it will also help to strengthen their relationship with their dog,” shared Marybeth Schneider, interim executive director of the Kennedy Heights Montessori Center, of educational programs Desatnik presented for the school.
About Lisa Desatnik:
Lisa Desatnik, CPDT-KA, CBPC, is a certified dog trainer-knowledge assessed; a certified Fear Free trainer, and a certified dog bite prevention educator. She is also a certified parrot behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She uses and teaches the most positive strategies for changing behavior. Read her behavior columns in Hyde Park and Indian Hill Living magazines, and CincyPet Magazine as well as her website blog. Learn more at www.SoMuchPETential.com.