Feb 24th 2022: Masks are REQUIRED for all staff and clients unless vaccinated, and social distancing is still required for everyone. We are allowing two adults per class registration to attend our in-person group classes. Alternatively, we are also allowing one adult parent/guardian to attend with one child. All our facilities are equipped with Wifi and you are welcome to Zoom, Facetime, or otherwise virtually connect with other family at home during class time.
We also allow kids aged 5 - 7 to attend camp with a parent or guardian present during the camp program.
Each day, your child will practice dog obedience and dog safety, participate in a fun dog sport, make a dog related craft, and learn something new about dogs. Each week they will be visited by guest speakers to learn about jobs with dogs and dogs with jobs.
How? We have a student/teacher ratio of 2 to 1, with a limit of 8 or 10 children each camp (depending on the staff numbers that week). During obedience, dogs will be backed up by a tether to ensure dogs don't get loose and children can focus on learning. Dogs must be known to be friendly with unfamiliar people, kids, and dogs. During active sports, each child will have an adult assisting them. We have an enriched and meaningful learning experience throughout the program.
All dogs participating must be known to be kid and dog friendly, as well as comfortable resting in a crate. Upon arrival, the dogs will be exercised by the kids with assistance from the staff. Then after getting some of their energy out, the dogs will be better prepared to focus on obedience with their young handlers. Following obedience is dog sport time! Kids and their dogs will try their paws at agility, trick training, and lure coursing. After two hours of activity, the dogs will certainly be ready for a snack and rest in their crates, and the kids will be ready to settle into learning and craft time. Nap time for dogs occurs inside the air conditioned part of our West St Paul facility.
This is an OUTDOOR camp! The Canine Coach owns our own fully fenced park in West St Paul. We call it the The Canine Coach Sport Park. The park has a shaded area for campers, bathroom, dog pools, picnic table, and reading/resting area (when sometimes you just need to a break). If weather is bad, we will move INSIDE the West St Paul facility, which is fully equipped with dog friendly flooring, air conditioning, and more.
Camp is Monday - Thursday, 10:00am -1:00pm. Kids should bring a snack/lunch.
For Dog Camp for Kids, you may receive a refund or transfer to another camp (pending space) if we are notified by 9am the Thursday before your camp is scheduled to begin. Requests must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org via email (NO PHONE CALLS for refund requests).
Located just 15 minutes from South Minneapolis and 10 minutes from Downtown St. Paul. Easily accessible off Hwy 52 from 94, 494 or Hwy 62/110.
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Remember: This is a 4-day Summer Camp for kids aged 8 - 13. We also allow kids aged 5 - 7 to attend camp with a parent or guardian present during the camp program.