Thursday, July 22, 2010

Therapy K9Sign Dog Chal visits classroom

GS Chal and I visited a wonderful classroom full of delightful children in Gilroy, Ca. She and I K9Signed to each other and the class. We showed how dogs can communicate and how people and dogs should treat each other - politely. Chal demonstrated many signs, then let each student come up, ask to pet her, then petted her gently.
It was a hot day, so Chal asked/signed for WATER. But, mostly she wanted CHICKEN, which she signed often--even behind my back. Chal was comfortable in class, and the kids were also comfortable with her. We hope we showed the students how to behave around dogs and how well-behaved they can be.
We'll be visiting more classrooms this fall.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Border's in Sand City

Book and K9Sign Event at Border's Bookstore in Sand City, Ca. happened last Saturday, July 10th, 2010. Chal greeted many domestic and foreign people, both adults and kids. She sat next to one child who was reading a book. Chal signed Food, Water, Frisby, Toy, Ball, Liver, Chicken, Human, Animal, and more.
I explained the idea of teaching dogs to communicate, so we can understand each other better. By the time we were done, we'd talked or signed with about 30 people. Chal was tired and took a nap.

Chal and Sean at Signing.