For Immediate Release
Media Contact (July 6): Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Contact (July 7): Dezarae Jones Hartwig
Phone: (414) 431-6159
“Animal Trainers” to Provide Dog Training
Demonstration to Daycare Students
– Several 3 to 5-year-olds will see first-hand
how older children train dogs. Children and dogs
from the Wisconsin Humane Society's People and Animals
Learning (PAL) Program will demonstrate their new
skills to the smaller children from Daycare Services
for Children on Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m.
PAL participants ages 10 to 13 to demonstrate dog
training skills to 3 to 5-year-olds.
Thursday, July 7, 2005
Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee , WI 53208
Over the three-week course of the PAL Program,
PAL participants trained the dogs to perform a number
of obedience cues including sit, down and heel.
Through participation in PAL, youth at-risk learn
the importance of kindness and compassion toward
all living things.
The PAL Program
was developed 12 years ago in response to the growing
number of violent acts being committed toward people
and animals in our community. Studies show those
who are abused as a child are more likely to be
abusive as adults. Studies also show there is a
link between animal abuse and human violence.
PAL is a nationally recognized violence prevention
program developed by the Wisconsin Humane Society
to teach at-risk youth kindness and empathy.