Shadow Hill Hosts Summer Camp for Kids and Dogs
As the summer begins and school ends, children from the surrounding area and the Eastern Seaboard will be coming with their favorite dogs to the kids and dogs camp at Shadow Hill Farm and Kennel in Jackson Springs, located outside Pinehurst.
This will be the fifth year Shadow Hill has opened its doors to host the camp.
"The weeks of June 21-26, June 28-July 3, and July 5-10 will be devoted to teaching kids how to have fun with their dogs," says a spokesman.
Jane Hammett-Bright is a professional dog trainer and breeder of top-ranked Shetland Sheepdogs. She grew up in a kennel atmosphere, going to dog shows and working the summers in other kennels around the country. She will be hosting the children and their dogs with doggie-related activities.
The week-long camps offers classes in agility, obedience, rally, 4-H Jr. showmanship, grooming clinics, puppy raising, dog bathing, Frisbee fun, camping, hiking and a few surprises for the children.
An interest has been sparked due to all the media and television coverage such as Animal Planet and ESPN, televising all the "Dog Sports." The campers will be expected to pitch in with day-to-day chores of running a kennel-cleaning, training, and grooming of show dogs.
"Kids are expected to bring a good sense of humor, helping hands and most importantly, a friendly smile and a willingness to learn and have fun," says the spokesman.
Interested parents can call 910-974-3647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.shadowhillshelties.com to request a CD-Rom Power Point and brochure.
Dogs must be current on shots and rabies and free of fleas. Dogs must be friendly to strangers.
"If you don't have a dog or your pet is too old, Shadow Hill has trained dogs for your kids to borrow for the day," says the spokesman. "The past years have been fun and full of 'hands-on' experience for the kids and the dogs. We look forward to another great camp."
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