Miss those old boy or girl scout days? Well now you can have a new scouting experience — Dog Scouts. The Dog Scouts of America are:
dedicated to educating the public about responsible dog ownership and the important role of the human/canine bond.
This is an organization for all you Dogsters (two- and four-legged) who want to get out there an be ACTIVE!
Dog Scouts of America (DSA) was established in 1995. It is a non-profit organization of people who are dedicated to enriching their lives and the lives of others with dogs. Founder, Lonnie Olson, has hade it her life’s ambition to experience as many dog sports and skills as possible with her dogs. If you believe that dogs really enjoy learning new things and spending time with their owners, you’re our kind of dog person. Dogs were not meant to be “furniture.” Working dogs want to work. Without having an acceptable activity in which to use up all of that energy that comes “built-in” with a dog, our canine companions often get into trouble. By better understanding how your dog thinks, how he learns, and what drives his behavior, and by participating in a variety of dog sports and activities, you will become a more responsible dog owner. We hope to prevent misunderstandings, communication failures and behavioral problems which often lead to dogs being given up as a “lost cause.”
They even have badges! How cool is that!?! But before you get too excited about making up a sash to put them on, you should know the badges are for the dogs, not you. But hey, you get to have the fun of helping your furbabies earn those badges!
If any Dogsters are Dog Scouts, bark in and tell us about your experiences!