Pit Ed Camp

A Training Camp for Animal Care Workers who want more

We offer a busy, three day intensive for shelter staff and rescue workers hoping to gain an insider's view of programs that benefit the dogs and the community. Participants work with the public and a large variety of dogs under the guidance of BAD RAP staff and volunteers. Evenings allow for sightseeing in the SF Bay Area.

WE COVER

  • Dog Owner Support Work. Organizing and executing a successful event. Attendees participate in a clinic in an under-served community to set up, help register clients and discuss their needs, prep dogs for spay/neuter surgeries, counsel homes with behavior/training help, manage the flow and problem solve to give attendees the best experience possible. More info on BADRAP's public outreach work. LINK
  • Public Training Classes. Participate in BAD RAP's award winning training class and learn how to set up a similar program at home. PHOTOS
  • Dog Tolerance Levels and Socializing. Reading body language and monitoring play styles
  • Working with Drive. Important rile/recovery work for energetic dogs
  • Housing dogs. Effective strategies to manage multi-dogs and reduce kennel stress 
  • Language for discussing 'pit bulls' and issues that affect the dogs 
  • Creating successful adoption matches and attracting skilled volunteer support

DATES for Summer Camps: June 17-19, July 15-17, August 5-7 (FULL), September 15-18 (FULL). More dates coming for winter camps!

 

Accommodations 

Groups are small (3-5 people) to provide a quality experience for all. We are 20 minutes from the Oakland Intern'l Airport and 40 minutes from the San Francisco Intern'l Airport.

We typically start on a Thursday evening with a get to know you dinner and stay very busy until Sunday evening. Because this is a working camp, attendees can expect to be both tired and very inspired by the end of the whirlwind weekend.

Participants have the option of staying on-site in BADRAP's guest cabin and participating in the daily care of the dogs in exchange for free housing. 

APPLICATION for BADRAP SUMMER CAMPS 2016

 

 

Securing the future of America's 'blocky dogs' as a cherished family companions.