On Sunday, Mar. 10, dog lovers who are attending the Seattle Kennel Club dog show can also enjoy other special attractions.
These attractions include, but are not limited to: Reading With Rover (9:30 a.m., Ring 41); Family Dog Training Center (10:00 a.m., Ring 41); Seattle Police Department Canine Unit (11:30 a.m., Ring 41); and Operation Opie (2:15 p.m., ring 41).
Project CANINE, a non-profit 501c3 that consists of a compilation of programs that promote the human-canine connection, will be presenting on their Canine Safety and Bite Prevention Program, Operation Opie.
Operation Opie™ is an interactive program that was created to help teach children how to interact safely with dogs. The primary goal of the program is dog bite prevention.
The Operation Opie team consists of specially trained and certified therapy dogs and their human counterparts. Initially, the program consisted of Opie; a rescued Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) and his human companion, Judi Anderson-Wright, co-owner of Great Dog.
There are now multiple teams who offer this special program. Teams include a wide variety of dog breeds of all sizes and ages.
Judi holds a double Master’s Degree in Special Education and she has many years of experience teaching children, adults, and dogs. She also is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
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