Baumholder offers plentiful resources for dog lovers

Baumholder offers plentiful resources for dog lovers

by: USAG Rheinland-Pfalz | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: October 11, 2016

Baumholder is a friendly place for Fido and family! 

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

Baumholder Outdoor Recreation now offers American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes for puppies, ages 8 weeks and older. The 6-week course will teach new puppy parents the best way to communicate with their puppy, how to socialize them with other dogs, housetraining and more.  At the end of the 6 weeks, your puppy will be tested with an obstacle course and, if passed, you and your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy package. Package includes a certificate, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy medal, AKC puppy handbook, a discount on enrollment for AKC Companion Animal Recovery and a subscription to the monthly e-mailed newsletter. The course is $150 and an additional $25 for the test. To enroll your puppy, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167 at (DSN) 314-485-7182 or 06783-6-7182.

Book Buddies

The Book Buddies program helps children improve their literacy skills by teaming up with a dog to read books. The dogs are registered volunteer animals that have been trained and are great listeners. The Book Buddies program takes place every second Tuesday of each month, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open to children, ages 5-12. To reserve a time, contact Baumholder Library, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8332 at (DSN) 314-531-2841 or 0611-143-531-2841.

Dog obedience courses

Did you know that dog obedience courses are offered through Family and MWR in Baumholder? Dogs of any age or obedience level are welcome to participate in these ongoing classes. To find out more information or to register, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation at (DSN) 314-485-7182 or 06783-6-7182.

Outdoor Recreation dog park

Exercise your dog at Outdoor Recreation’s dog park! The fenced in dog park includes agility gear, an A-frame, a dog walk, long jump, a seesaw, weave poles and much more! Annual membership costs $100. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167 at (DSN) 314-485-7182 or 06783-6-7182.

Pet ID tags available at Arts & Crafts Center

Don’t lose your furry companion! Customize a pet ID tag at the Arts & Crafts Center Frame Shop today. Cost: $3.50 per tag. Choose from a variety of shapes and colors. For more information, contact Arts & Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104 at (DSN) 314-531-2895 or 0611-143-531-2895.

Puppy Playgroup

Socialize your puppy at Outdoor Recreation’s Puppy Playgroup on the first Sunday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Socializing your puppy is crucial to their development, and a well-socialized puppy is less likely to be aggressive and fearful as an adult. This free playgroup is open to puppies, ages 8 weeks to 6 months. Puppies must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Playgroup meets at the Outdoor Recreation dog park next to the campground on Wetzel Kaserne. Contact Tim at Outdoor Recreation prior to your first playgroup session. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167 at (DSN) 314-485-7182 or 06783-6-7182.

SKIESUnlimited Dog Obedience Course

SKIESUnlimited and Baumholder Outdoor Recreation have teamed up to offer SKIESUnlimited Dog Obedience Courses. This fun dog obedience course is for youth wanting to spend time with their fury friends while teaching them simple commands. For youth ages, 12-18 or in grades 6-12. The cost is $35 for 4 lessons per month and will take place Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wetzel Middle School Teen Center and the Rolling Hills Camp Ground. Students must have a dog on hand for this training, if not contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation. For more information, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167 at (DSN) 314-485-7182 or 06783-6-7182.

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