Dog trainer offers course involving children in training pets

A Grand Junction dog trainer plans to offer a course to involve children in training their dogs.

Teri Thomas, owner of Angels in the Making, has scheduled her first Kiddos and K9s course to start Feb. 17. The seven-week course is open to children ages 7 to 13 and dogs at least four months old. The children will use positive reinforcement, food, toys and games to communicate with and build better relationships with their dogs. A six-week advanced course is planned for after the initial course.

Thomas has been involved in dog training since 1987 and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is certified through the Council for Professional Dog Trainers and also holds a diploma in canine behavior counseling through the American College of Applied Science.

Tuition for Kiddos and K9s is $75. The advanced course will cost $60. To register or obtain more information, contact Thomas at 263-8634 or k9angels@hotmail.com.