Junior Trainers Camp


Junior Trainers Camp is a summer day camp where kids going into grades 5-8 learn valuable dog training skills while helping shelter pets improve their manners and enhance adoptability. Jr. Trainers Camp is taught by Certified Professional Dog Trainer Annie Ingersoll.

Campers will:

  • Work with their own shelter dog on basic manners & skills
  • Try their hand at dog agility and trick training
  • Learn about animal health, behavior, grooming and the role of pets in our community
  • Take part in fun activities to promote their pet’s adoption

Camp Dates*

  • June 23-26 (grades 5 & 6**)
  • July 14-17 (grades 7 & 8*)
  • July 28-31 (grades 7 & 8*)
  • Aug 11-14 (grades 5 & 6*)

*Currently all Jr Trainers Camps are full.  Please check back early next year!
**Grade the participant will enter in the Fall.


Sensible Pet Sitter Seminar

For 12-17 yr olds.
A one-day, 8 hr. seminar taught by Catherine Steinke, CPDT, on how to become responsible and safe pet sitters. Participants will learn the animal and enterprise skills needed to start their own pet-sitting business.

In this unique skill-building seminar unlike any other offered in the region, participants will:

  • Learn how to provide basic care to cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, rodents and fish
  • Learn how to interpret pet body language
  • Learn how to give basic emergency care to pets
  • Learn how to interview pet owners and conduct a home visit
  • Learn how to set rates and find clients
  • Learn time and money management skills

Dates Offered:

  • Friday, June 20
  • Friday, July 25
  • Friday, Aug 8


To register for Camp, a seminar, or for more information, please contact:

Annie Ingersoll
Behavior & Training Coordinator
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503-585-5900 ext. 326
or visit whs4pets.org