An invitation was extended to the Nelson Dog training club to visit and demonstrate the skills of their dogs. There is an ongoing interest and fascination with dogs amongst the children.
There have been dogs who passed away, new dogs in the family.
Dramatic play has featured noisy dogs, naughty dogs, good dogs and dog owners who make leashes for their dogs and train them.
Kathy from the Nelson Dog Training Club bought along her dog Split (Licketty Split), and other owners bought along Carly, Eva, Hannah, and Dynamite Kite to show off their skills.
The course was set up out on the field at Broadgreen. The dogs waited in their special blue coats while Kathy introduced them.
Over the high jumps for the bigger dogs and lower ones for Carly with the little legs!
Then an opportunity to say hello. Kathy explained to the children the importance of asking an owner if it was alright pat their dog before they approached it. She also showed them how to put out their hand in front of to allow the dog to sniff them before they patted it.
Thank you for introducing your wonderful dogs to our children.
For families wanting basic training for their dogs or even to go further with Agility training the Nelson Dog training club can be contacted on 5446364 for obedience or 5481782 for agility.
www.nelsondogs.org.nz will also put you in touch.