promoting force free ways of communicating with dogs and
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 email@example.com or 786-309-5109.
On February 27, Rocco’s Pack participated in the Walk for the Animals Event at Bayfront Park in Miami. Our pack mascot, Rocco the Chocolate Lab, was ready with trainer Leby to greet the crowds. Our Rocco’s Pack booth was visited by many pet owners interested in various types of training and activities for their dogs. We also had our dog agility fitness course.
The funds raised as part of the Coconut Grove Bed Race will go toward funding 3 days of low cost spaying and neutering services. Two days will be held at Felix Varela Senior High School and the third day will be held at the Homestead YMCA.
Surgeries will be offered to dogs for $40.00. Additionally, rabies vaccines will be offered for $10, Parvo/Distemper vaccines for $5 and micro-chips for $10. All dogs who already have their rabies vaccine will need to bring proof. Otherwise, vaccine will be given.
If you are interested in registering for this service, please complete the forms on the pages corresponding to the locations for which you are interested. We are limiting registrations to the first 30 dogs and we’ll have a waiting list of 20. A day prior to the day of surgery, we will confirm all registrations. It is important that we verbally confirm your appointment with you. So if we leave you a message, please call us back.
Dogs that are confirmed to receive the surgery must be fed their last meal no later than 12:00 am the previous night. They’ll also need to be dropped off at 8:00 am and be picked up at 4:00 pm.