Welcome to our class! We're excited to host a session which celebrates our valiant pooches. By learning more about various subjects each week, "Heroic Dogs Unleashed" is designed to engage canine-captivated participants and educate them regarding the skills, dedication, and perseverance that is required of a true working dog.
The class will incorporate a range of activities: lectures, guest speakers, audio-visuals, and discussion. Professional dog handlers, trainers, and supporters will serve as our guides.
Some of our planned guests include a SWAT officer and his tracking dog, a TSA agent with his detection dog, and one of the most famous military dog handlers ever, Chris Willingham. We hope to have many presenters and dogs come in person, however, with time and travel limitations, we may have to resort to distance-learning in some instances. Our goal is to introduce a new subject each week and if you're delighted with dogs, I think you will enjoy it.
Please bring your enthusiasm. As a group, we will try to provide a bonus to the dogs coming "in person" and welcome all of the Semper Fido students to participate. A gift bag of approved treats and toys will be given to each dog guest. Plans are to schedule a visit to the military working dog kennels at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA during the summer after the class sessions are concluded, if there is any interest. (This trip will be on our own and is not ELM-affiliated.)
If discovery and learning excite you then this class is for you. Come join us and walk alongside heroic dogs.
About the Instructor: Dixie Whitman dreams of spending her days crisscrossing the USA, visiting military working dog kennels, national parks, glorious gardens, and spotting wild herds of animals. Instead, she spends a majority of her days herding cats at home.
When she's not herding cats or plotting travels, Dixie designs her butterfly garden, enjoys her bluebird trail, pursues photography, and enjoys time with friends. She shares her home turf with Jerry, her talented hubby, and the cats who keep finding their way to her doorstep.
Dixie has taken several classes with ELM, hopes to give back by teaching, and is excited to continue on this journey.