Iowa Dog Trust Program Overview.
The Iowa Dog Trust will offer programs designed to teach both young people & their adults all of the aspects of responsible dog ownership. When fully implemented, our programs will supply dog owners with all of the information they need for daily life with a dog.
One of the main sources of this information will be an interactive website. We will also provide free and low cost instructional seminars, workshops, medical consultations and dog adoption counseling.
Owning a dog should be fun! The Iowa Dog Trust will organize outings statewide. These will include fund raising events, adoption events, exhibitions and dog fairs. With the help of area groups we will also be presenting all forms of dog sport competitions, including (but not limited to) Agility and Obedience trials, Dock Dog and Frisbee Disc competitions and other trained disciplines.
With community involvement we also hope to provide assistance across the state to those owners who, for one reason or another, are no longer able to afford the level of care or training that their dogs need. We believe that the loss of a job, displacement or illness should not affect the lives of our “best friends.”
Building a strong unbreakable bond is the key to establishing life-long mutual trust and respect between a dog and an owner. To that end, we will also provide supervised after school programs and programs during the summer months. These programs will provide the opportunity for young people to work in a small group setting. It will allow them to receive some one-on-one training help. There will also be small group knowledge building workshops available.