Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Not your parents' camp!

If you are like me, when you hear 'camp' you think of kids in canoes on a lake and letters from home sick first timers. Not this camp. This is Pit Ed Camp.

Pit Ed Camp is going on right now. Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of welcoming the campers, a small group of shelter staff and rescuers from around the country. The week long program conducted by BAD RAP, sponsored by Animal Farm Foundation and PetSmart Charities, provides attendees with a variety of information to help improve pit bull adoptions in their communities. In this session we have special guests from Hillsborough county Florida, the home of Little Man (see April 8 blog entry), sponsored by the ASPCA as part of their Mission Orange Program.

We keep the group small so that everyone gets individual attention and lots of hands on with the dogs. They'll visit a variety of shelters in the area but spend most of their time at the East Bay SPCA learning about the breed and Pit Bull Hall. Campers spend the whole day talking about and working with pit bulls - I can't imagine a better way to spend the day. I can't wait to see the group on Saturday as they practice their newly acquired skills in our pit ed training class!


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