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Dancing Doggies Creative Movement Workshop

  • Ames Public Library 515 Douglas Ave Ames, IA 50010 (map)

Join certified dog trainer and humane educator Stephanie Peters and her therapy dog Marmalade for a children's creative movement workshop!  Knowledge of canine body language is crucial to prevent unsafe situations between children and dogs.  As children explore canine signals through hands-on creative movement activities, they simultaneously develop empathy and emotional intelligence. The Dancing Doggies workshop teaches kids physical skills such as balance, coordination, and spatial awareness, and fosters self-assurance, collaboration, and compassion for animals. The workshop is drop-off format, lasts one hour, and is open to kids age 6-12.  Families are invited to attend the last ten minutes of the program, to see what their children created!  Children may bring an optional in-kind donation for shelter animals.

Earlier Event: October 27
Meet Marmalade the Therapy Dog
Later Event: December 1
Meet Marmalade the Therapy Dog