Dog Scouts is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about responsible dog ownership, the important role of the human/canine bond and to challenge people and dogs to learn how to better serve each other. It is the DOG that becomes a Dog Scout, so the individual at the loop end of the leash can be an adult or a child.
In Dog Scouts, you can earn over 60 badges in almost any dog sport (and some that aren’t!), including Dock Diving, Geo-caching, Painting, Frisbee, Hiking and Backpacking, and Doree even helped write a badge about Search and Rescue. Dog Scouts has limitless opportunities to train and bond with your dog, because there is something that everyone would enjoy doing. Dog Scouts is a non-competitive way to do the dog sports you love, and some you’ve probably never heard of.
In Dog Scouts, you can go to camp with your dog and earn badges there, have them evaluated by a local badge instructor, or video tape your dog performing the required steps to earn the badge and send it to an evaluator. Dog Scouts has over 180 troops across the country; to find where they are located, click here.
We have a troop here in Colorado, called the “Rocky R.E.D. Rovers” (R.E.D. stands for “Responsible, Educated Dogs”) which is run by Kelsey Donovan, Megan Donovan, Doree Donovan, Cathi Wester, and Karen Lundgren.