Category Archives: Community

Human Animal Bonds for Life

Human Animal Bonds for Life (HABL), a grassroots 501c3 organization was started in 2015 by yours truly with the mission of:

  1. educating the youth on dog safety
  2. promoting force free ways of communicating with dogs and
  3. eradicating the use of aversive techniques and tools in pet dog training

It all started when I attended a guardian ad litem training in order to volunteer for the Humane Society’s Paws in the Court program.  This program allows children involved in negligence, verbal, emotional and physical abuse to spend time with a dog before he/she testifies in order to ease the child’s stress.

There I learned the tremendous benefit that a dog can offer a child and how many children in our community really could use the interaction of a dog.  I left there inspired to start something wonderful and two years later, in the summer of 2017 we launched our first ever dog training summer camp at Rocco’s Pack Dog Training.

Through the camp,  children (ages 7-12) are afforded the opportunity to teach and learn from rescue dogs. The child serves as an ambassador for the dog’s adoption and for force free communication. Children also walk away with conflict resolution and problem solving skills that serve the child later in life. Rescue dogs leave the program with a solid foundation of household basic obedience training that will enhance the dog’s chances of adoption.

In 2018, we are aiming to offer the program to children in dependent care by raising funds through City Dog 5K, HABL’s signature fundraising event taking place on February 25, 2018.  Read more about this event by clicking here.

If you are a rescue organization or a local shelter interested in collaborating to provide rescue pups for the program, a parent or guardian interested in enrolling a child in the program or child welfare orgainization interested in partnering up, learn more at our website humananimalbondsforlife.org  and contact us via info@humananimalbondsforlife.org or 786-309-5109.

Dog Training Summer Camp Program for Kids

This is a unique summer camp opportunity that is being offered at Rocco’s Pack Dog Training for a limited two week window of time from July 31st through August 11th (Monday through Friday).

A limit of ten spots are being offered where junior dog trainers ages 9 through 12 will have the opportunity to work hands on with a live dog and learn safety and handling protocols from a professional dog trainer, as well as participate in dog training activities, like tricks, agility and other fun games.

Junior dog trainers will be provided a puppy to work with, however, if they wish to bring their own dog who needs training, an additional fee will apply.

Space is limited.  To save your spot and register click here.

Open House

Open Mouth, Open House
Open Mouth, Open House

Join us on Sunday, May 21st for our open house in  celebration of Rocco’s Pack Dog Training.

Come learn more about what we do, or if you already know, come out and say ‘hi’.

Dog and people friendly dogs welcome.

Dress: Sunday Casual

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2017 Walk for the Animals Benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami

The brain team showed up to support the Humane Society of Greater Miami in all that they do for the many homeless dogs and cats in our community.

In just a short period of time, we exceeded our goal of raising $1000.00. A sincere thank you is in order to our donors and walkers.

A great time was had by all in downtown Miami.

The brain team will be back next year, with more “brainiacs” and of course,  “brainier” than ever!

Walk for the Animals

Rocco’s Pack Dog Training is participating in this year’s Walk for the Animals, benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2017

TIME: 8:00am

WHERE: Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami

Click here to join or sponsor our team.