LADOC Teaches Kids Dog Ownership Skills

Kayleen Lederman demonstrates ‘jump’ in agility with her dog Owen. Courtesy/LADOC


This fall Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) has been offering a special class called the paRENT Free Club or “RENT” free club for children.

Local youth were instructed in responsible dog ownership and how to train their dogs in the class especially designed for them.

Parents of youth attending the paRENT Free Club arrived at the end to watch a demonstration of what their child and dog learned each week.

Saturday, Dec. 1, the fall session ended with a demonstration of skills by the 10 youth and their dogs that completed the class, which began meeting twice a month in August.

The paRENT Free Club is offered free of charge by LADOC as a community service. LADOC will offer another session of the paRENT Free Club starting in March.

Interested youth and parents should email instructor Julie Bremser at for more information and to be included on the Spring 2013 class announcement.

Dana Urbatsch demonstrates ‘sit’ with her dog Barley. Courtesy/LADOC

Dara Armstrong demonstrates ‘down’ with her dog Butterscotch. Courtesy/LADOC

Clara Lucido demonstrates ‘down’ with her dog Hope. Courtesy/LADOC

Annie and Brigham Conlin wait for their turn with their dog Nugget. Courtesy/LADOC

Graduates of the paRENT Free Club Fall 2012 class from left, Brigham Conlin, Annie Conlin, Kayleen Lederman, Clara Lucido, Dana Urbatsch, Dara Armstrong, Niamh Short and class assistant Jennifer Necker. Missing from photo are class members Charlie Young, Sydnee Etuk and Tazler Smith. Courtesy/LADOC

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