Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FUN Training Walk to Benefit DEAF Project!

Sunday, Feb. 10 * 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Burbank, CA.
Minimum Donation of $25 per dog.

It's dog PAWS for a CAUSE!

Lace up your walking shoes, leash up your dog, gather your training treats and toys and get ready for a fun morning of training!

Throughout this one-hour training walk, we'll practice loose-leash walking, sitting politely for petting, quick name response, fun tricks and much more.  AND - we'll do it all while simultaneously working on attention and focus around distractions as we take advantage of Downtown Burbank's busy backdrop.  It's a great training and urban socialization experience for your dog, with the added benefit of the "warm fuzzies" that come with knowing your ENTIRE enrollment fee (minus minimal PayPal service fees) will benefit the Deaf Education And Families Project.  (Online registration, below.)  Exact meeting location will be emailed to the address associated with your PayPal account.  Due to the charitable nature of this event, refunds are not available.

What is DEAF Project?
The Deaf Education And Families Project (DEAF Project) is a non-profit organization that empowers families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing through outreach and education.  Regular activities help parents realize the positive lifetime journey of bonding with and raising a deaf or hard-of-hearing child versus struggling with how to "fix" a "disabled" child -- while learning how to successfully advocate for their children's emotional and educational needs.  The organization utilizes parent mentors, who themselves are raising DHH kids, to offer invaluable experience and emotional support to fellow parents and families.  DEAF Project also conducts three free, weekly American Sign Language classes for families.  Ninety-five percent of DHH children are born to hearing families, many of whom have never met someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.  These classes play a critical role in enhancing communication between the family and the DHH child.

  • Registration is reserved for dogs with whom I've personally worked, either professionally or recreationally.  VHOC and other area dog club members (with appropriate dogs) are also encouraged to participate.
  • Participating dogs should be at an intermediate or advanced skill level. 
Submission of payment assumes participant's acknowledgement and acceptance of the following:

I hereby release Stephanie Colman/Caninestein Dog Training, and any person acting on her behalf or at her request, from all liability for loss, damage or injury to me, my dog or my guests, and agree to hold harmless from all liability, damage, cost or expense (including all attorney fees) arising out of any claim, demand or action based upon any occurrence concerning myself, my guests or my dog.  I understand that I alone am responsible for my dog's behavior, and that I assume full liability for my dog's actions.  Further, I understand that, based on my dog's behavior at any given time, I may be asked to remove my dog from some or all of the training walk, and in such case, no portion of my pre-paid donation will be refunded to me.

Donation Amount

If you are unable to attend the walk, but would still like to support DEAF Project, please click here to make a separate donation.

Thank You for Your Support!
We look forward to a fun training adventure!