Chabot Space & Science Center Opens Doors For A Day Of Dogs

Jul 30, 2013, 14:06 ET from Chabot Space & Science Center

Ian Dunbar to Keynote; US Coast Guard to Present Canine Demos

OAKLAND, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 10th, Chabot Space & Science Center invites pet owners and their pooches into the Center for The Dog Days of Summer, a day of pampering, picture taking, and performances. Dogs perform feats of amazing science every day, and the event will feature the exceptional nature of these valued companions. A variety of dog experts and trainers will be on hand lending their expertise.

Visitors will get the chance to hear nationally renowned speaker and animal behaviorist, Dr. Ian Dunbar, author of numerous books and DVDs about dog behavior and training, including How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks. In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes, SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Dunbar has given over 1000 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly training.

In addition to Dr. Dunbar's talk, some additional highlights of the event include Christopher Hartman from the U.S. Coast Guard who will present the Coast Guard's work with dogs in their missions, illustrated by an explosive detection demonstration. Visiting dogs and their owners will have the opportunity to have "Paw-trait" photos taken, get a doggy massage, and learn basic pet CPR and first-aid training. Naturalists will lead groups on "Hounds on Hikes" through the East Bay Regional Park Redwood forest, just adjacent to the Center entrance. A moderately strenuous romp in the Redwoods, the hike will feature information on the local ecology as it relates to our canine companions.

The Center has developed policies for the event to ensure the best experience for owners and dogs.  The "no dogs" rule is being waived for many parts of the Center; all dogs must be on leash, and all owners must sign waivers before participating in the events. Other guidelines and forms can be found on the event page at  Dog Days of Summer takes place on Saturday, August 10th, 11am4:30 pm. Admission is $15.95 for adults, and $11.95 for children 3-12. Discounted adult admission is available for seniors (65+) and students with school ID.  Free admission for Chabot Members. Hounds on Hikes is 7pm-9pm ($10 fee).  For additional information visit or call the box office at (510) 336-7373. The Center is located at 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, California.

About Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit interactive science center whose mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages about Planet Earth and the Universe. Located in the Oakland hills, the Center focuses on the earth, life, physical and astronomical sciences, with a 130-year legacy of serving Bay Area communities through exhibits, public programs, school field trips, science camps, teacher training, teen development programs and community outreach; hosts 50,000 students on school field trips and over 117,000 public visitors each year; and offers over 20,000 sq ft of interactive exhibits on a variety of space and science subjects, a world-class planetarium, school classes on over 30 different science topics, hands-on science activities, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs and publicly-available research-level telescopes.

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