Terrier-type dog close up

Participants in Kids and K9s will learn basic commands, tricks, and tips for going on walks.

New class helps kids train their dogs

Posted June 25, 2018

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering a new dog training class for kids ages 5 to 14.
Dog Obedience: Kids and K9s is similar to the Basic Manners class offered for adults, but it also includes some pet tricks. Students and their dogs will learn basic commands (sit, down, stay, wait, come, and leave it) as well as walking a dog on a leash and meeting other dogs.

Class will meet with instructor Julie Cramer, who has 30 years of experience, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays from July 18 to Aug. 22 on the Fairview Elementary School grounds. Fee is $40 until July 6, then $50.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Compost with Worms Workshop provides an intro to vermicomposting (composting food scraps with worms) to produce a naturally nutrient-rich soil amendment in the bin you will put together during this workshop. Participants will work with Laura Grunwald, district garden co-coordinator, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Fee is $30, which includes all supplies.
  • Ropes Course offers those ages 7 through adult a chance to climb different elements while experiencing teamwork, trust and recreational fun. Climbs will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: July 11 and 25; and Aug. 8 and 22. Fee is $5 until one week before each climb, then $15 until the day of the climb, then $20.
  • Summer Playgroup brings children of all ages together to enjoy area parks and commune with nature, while their parents or other caregivers provide supervision. Shelters will be open in parks that have them. Summer Playgroup will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through August on a rotating schedule: Stayer Junior Park the first Friday, City Park the second Friday, Lone Oak Park the third Friday, and Meyer Park the fourth Friday (to coincide with Little Naturalists).
  • Hiking Club offers a free weekly group hike along area trails. The same hike is offered two or three times a week at various times, thanks to a collaboration between Community Ed & Rec and Ecology Outfitters. There are designated pet-friendly hikes. There is no fee, but participants should register initially with Community Ed & Rec and then sign up for each hike at least 24 hours in advance. Be sure to have a State Park sticker on your vehicle or be prepared to pay the daily fee.

Learn more:
Register online; this option allows you to pay with a credit card at no extra charge and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
View or download the complete Summer 2018 Course Listings.
Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and wellness offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, or visit the Community Ed & Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.