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Dog Days of Summer Children’s Program

June 22 - July 31


Dog Days of Summer Event Logo with Fidelco Pup Relaxing in Fidelco Harness with Sumny Beach Background This program is for children ages 8-11 and 12-14.

Weeklong, Half-Day Sessions Available
June 22 – July 31 (Mon. – Fri.)
8am-12pm OR 12:30-4:30pm
(Check registration for appropriate age group. Child may only enroll in one session per program season)

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s summer program is designed for the dog lover! Children learn about Fidelco’s German Shepherd guide dogs – their development, training, and the amazing partnerships our guide dogs have with men and women who are blind. Participants will experience working with a guide dog as someone who is blind by participating in blindfold walks and learning about the everyday challenges that people with visual impairments may face.

Children will also learn about other breeds and their origins, canine development, puppy raising, basic dog training, health care, grooming and first aid. They will work in our kennel, assisting with feeding and cleaning to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership. Other topics of discussion include but are not limited to: anti-drug messaging, canine jobs outside of “guide dog” work, dog-related career opportunities for humans, and more!

See event link for program FAQs, available sessions, and discounted rates!



Fidelco Events Coordinator
860-243-5200 x 4801


June 22
July 31
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Fidelco Guide Dogs, Bloomfield Campus
103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT