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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Seminar to Enhance the Child-Dog Relationship

Boston K9 Concierge and New England Dog Training will bring Kids & Dogs: Pitfalls & Potentials to the Boston area, a seminar for families to learn how to reduce risk and enhance the child-dog relationship. Collen Pelar and Jennifer Shryock present the two-day event taking place from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., September 21 and 22, at the Cambridge Armory.

More dogs are being adopted from breeders or shelters into homes with either young children or expecting parents. This timely and important seminar covers human/ canine miscommunications and remedies, strategies to decrease bite incidents, in-home management techniques and managing the myriad challenges parents face today. Parents, expecting parents, trainers, shelter, rescue workers, nannies and medical professionals are welcome. A free community event for expecting parents will be held from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m., September 22.

Pelar is the author of the widely praised book, Living with Kids & Dogs (winner of the Humane Society’s Compassionate Care Award) and Shryock is the founder of Family Paws Parent Education. Information provided will help keep families, kids and dogs safe as well as help reduce shelter and rescue returns and surrenders.

Cost: $95 for one day, or $179 for both. Lunch is optional. Location: 450 Concord Ave., Cambridge. For more information or to register, call 917-699-6440 or visit