Recipe for a Junior Animal Trainer:
Take a handful of kids, mix with dogs, chickens, sheep and horses, and sprinkle with fresh air and laughter!
A montage of Junior Animal Trainers, Next Gen Trainers and PupStars kids!
TERM ONE Homeschoolers and After School options! Classes start 14-15 February and run for 6 weeks (two further weeks at end of term reserved for weather postponements if needed) Level One: Tuesday 4.15-5.15pm OR Wednesday 10-11.30am
Level Two (for anyone who has completed a course with us before): Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm
No pets needed - we supply the animals! Suitable for 6-14 year olds, this is a great chance for budding animal trainers to get hands-on with all our animals, learning how to handle them safely, train them and care for them. In this class kids work with Positively Together animals, and then take their learning home to their own pets. You'll be interacting with our friendly, trained horses, sheep, dogs, cows, chickens and pigs! Discover how we teach the animals to do amazing tricks! We keep groups VERY small so your child gets lots of hands-on time with our coaches and our special team of animals.
Kids learn: - how to safely and confidently interact with many different shapes and sizes and species of animal - how to listen with their eyes so they can understand what animals are communicating - how to train animals of ALL kinds, and how we use positive reinforcement to inspire them to WANT to play and work with us. - practical training skills including observation, timing, coordination, clear communication As well as making likeminded friends.
We will support your child to embrace their kind, compassionate, loving selves while feeling confident and capable. The key message is that we can be empathetic and gentle AND assertive and confident, without the need to resort to force or coercion to get cooperation from animals (or humans...).
6 weeks of fun and learning from only $20 per session - total cost $139 per child (or $120 per child for families with more than one child attending).