LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA -- Sydney Cooper, left, Brandon Duetsch, center, and Darren Deutsch run their team's dog on the obstacle course during Animal Summer Camp at the Pickford Animal Companion Village in Long Beach, Calif. on July 23, 2010.
Friends for Life Summer Camp is taught through the spcaLA. During the camp 8-13 year olds learn basic care and responsibility for pets, respect for animals, and the beginnings of dog training. The Younger kids, 8-10, participate in animal related games, activities and crafts. They will also learn the basics of dog handling and training, plus much more. The older campers, 11-13, also participate in animal related crafts and activities, watch a surgery, see dog training demos, and do obedience and agility training with shelter dogs.
Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram