A few weeks ago HAWS behavior manager Claudeen McAuliffe, Ph.D. mentioned that she really needed help with socializing the puppies to kids, and since I work with a ton of kids she was hoping I could help. And so we decided to host a night where kids could come to HAWS and socialize the puppies, socialize with each other, and have fun.
Our first "Puppy Movie Night" was last Friday evening. Forty-nine kids between the ages of 6 and 14 years of age came to play with puppies, eat pizza, watch a movie while munching on popcorn, and play with puppies again. By the end of it the puppies were tired, and the kids told me what a wonderful evening they had. As a matter of fact, many became very excited when I mentioned that we may have a "Kitten Movie Night" in the future.