Educational Field Trips
hands-on experience with working dogs and farm animals!
Golden State University for DOGS! Experience first hand the
struggles a working dog faces and begin to understand their
incredible nature. Watch nationally recognized champion dogs
perform in HERDING and AGILITY!
Encounters of the Animal Kind!
- Sheep Wrangling
- Duck Herding
- Petting Zoo
- Treasure Hunt
To create greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of our
relationships with working dogs and farm animals.
By allowing students a hands-on and fun-filled experience with
championship working dogs and a variety of farm animals.
At a professional dog-training facility and working ranch in
Pleasant Grove, CA (15 minutes north of Sacramento).
Open to school-aged children in groups of 35 or less.
Available year round, weather permitting.
How Do I
Reservations: For information and reservations call (916)
655-1558 Monday - Friday. We accept reservations beginning in
May for the following school year. Any reservation cancelled
less than 2 weeks prior to the event will incur a 30% processing
fee. A reservation cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled
date will require full payment. However, if weather prohibits
the activities, we will reschedule without penalty.
and activities will continue during light sprinkles; however, if
conditions are too extreme, we will need to reschedule. This
decision will be made at the discretion of the Program Director.
It is advisable to call the ranch the day before a scheduled event
to discuss the weather and any other possible problems.
Payment: The cost is $50 per hour for up to 25 children. This price
includes: training and petting zoo treats, treasure hunt prize,
craft project, and a 2 and a half hour visit. Payment (or a
completed purchase order) must be received at least one week before
the scheduled event. Checks should be made payable to Nola
and Supervision: Groups are limited to no more than 35
students. For elementary and preschool students, one adult
chaperone is required for every six students. For middle and
high school students a ratio of one adult to every ten students is
acceptable. Students will be outside for the entire program
and each student is required to bring a bottle of water, clearly
labeled with their name on it. An ITP Signer is available for
the deaf upon request.
Kiwanis Club sponsors an annual summer camp for underprivileged children at Performance Dogs In Action. Here are a few photos from this year's camp:
Here is an article taken from the Kiwanis Club's Newsletter, dated June 11, 2003
"Rich Kockher had the pleasure of introducing Nola Jones and her friend Kim Hayes. Nola brought us an enlightening and entertaining program about dog agility training and also about a closely related area, sheep herding. It turns out that she also has a business of training dogs, especially in herding and in agility. Not only was Nola with us but she brought her star pupil, a border collie by the name of Reagan. Reagan is a real champion in negotiating the agility courses that Nola set up in the Buggy Whip banquet room. Reagan is for sale but I decided to pass. I don't want my wife to see anyone better trained than I am. Nola also told us about the summer camp program she runs at her facility in Pleasant Grove and I understand Rich Kockher will soon present the board with a proposal to allow a number of disadvantaged kids to attend. Great program, thanks Rich. Kiwanis."
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