Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jasper goes to school!

Kari Bastyr, BDHP's Behavior Directors is mommy to a rescue dane by the name of Jasper. Once you meet Jasper, you never forget him...he is so tall! In fact, he is only 1.5 inches shorter than the Great Dane in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Kari and Jasper were invited to the Logan school to visit with kindergartners who expressed interest in dogs and dog training. Their experiential teacher invited Kari to come speak and asked if she could bring a dog.

Jasper was a big hit with students and staff alike. They could barely get out the door when we were done. The kids asked very important questions like, "How do you teach a dog to sit?"... "How do you become a dog trainer?"... "How do you walk a big dog?"... "How much does Jasper eat?"

In fact one little girl was terrified of dogs, and after an hour with Jasper, she was giving him treats and hugs.

We love opportunities to introduce the community to the giant breeds. We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas of other places where we can show how truely gentle these giants are!

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