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Training Dogs + Kids

It’s common for dogs to be afraid of young children. Kids move unpredictably and make loud, sudden noises. They approach dogs from the front, from over the top and make direct eye contact – behaviors that are considered rude in canine language. 😉 If you have a dog and a child, The Mom’s Guide would like to help you mesh the two in the most positive way by offering our readers the chance to win a seat in an upcoming Pack Method Prep training event.

Pack Basics Junior is a training course that’s all about teaching kids the basics of canine behavior and body language as well as the fundamentals of training dogs. Perfect for kids 5-10-years-old, Students will work hands-on with their canine partners to achieve competency in a variety of obedience commands and tricks.

Participants in this 6-week program will bring their dogs to the training and dogs will learn to respect the commands and needs of your children. Human attendees will also learn proper etiquette when meeting new dogs that are not part of your pack.

If you would like to enter for a chance to win a spot for your child/dog duo in the next Pack Method Prep junior training course, comment here with the name of your canine family member(s). We will pick a winner on Friday, May 31st.

For more information visit packmethodprep.com. Good luck!





Fave 5 ~ Week of May 19th

This week’s fun starts on Sunday and goes strong through Sunday. Some of our favorite annual events of the year happen this week, both at the Waterfront Park! ~ kick-off of Summer Movies in the Park & Hullabaloo at the Waterfront. Join us!

Kids’ Day @ Heritage Ranch

Sunday, May 19th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

The Ranch at The San Dieguito Heritage Museum turns into a kid’s paradise with face painting, petting zoo, lifeguards, fire engines and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., just $5 per person, kids 12 and under get in free!

Little Aquarium Artists

Wednesday, May 22nd from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Birch Aquarium

Get hands-on with interactive beginner painting exploration (process bases) using paint brushes and stamps with author and artist Spramani Elaun. This art experience uses earth-friendly art supplies and participants will take home their art. **Included with Aquarium Admission**


Free Family Arts & Literacy Night

Thursday, May 23rd from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Salvation Army Kroc Center

This FREE, family-friendly event will encourage your children to love literacy and the arts! Enjoy an interactive theater performance titled “Carnival of Little Animals” by Jerry Hagen, an interactive story teller. A creative, animal-themed art project will follow the performance, and attendees will also receive a free zoo themed book to take home, “Zoo in the Sky” from National Geographic.

Summer Movies in the Park ~ Incredibles 2

Friday, May 24th from 6 – 10 p.m.

Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to kickoff the 2019 Summer Movies in the Park! It’s a fun night for the whole family with pre-movie activities starting at 6 p.m., concessions and food trucks onsite.
Movie starts at 8pm right after sunset.


Hullabaloo on the Waterfront

Sunday, May 26th from 5-7 p.m.

Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, downtown

The perfect way to end your weekend – – bring the whole family, throw down a picnic blanket, and enjoy the happy tunes of Hullabaloo as the sun sets over San Diego Bay. Children’s Physician’s Medical Group, East San Diego Soccer Shots,
G3Kids and The Super Dentists will be there with the kid-friendly pre-show activities starting at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6. FREE!

Have a great week and be sure to check out our online events calendar for more ideas on what to do with the family.

Kidz Bop World Tour Hits San Diego May 31st

Are you ready for an evening out that you can enjoy as much as your kiddos? America’s number one music brand for families is coming to San Diego, and we’ve got a family 4-pack of tickets to give away!!

The Kidz Bop kids, ranging in age from 10-14, were born to entertain, and they want their San Diego show to be your kids’ first real concert.

If you have a pop music loving mini-me who repeats everything they hear, you should definitely know about  the Kidz Bop albums “sung by kids, for kids.” Kidz Bop has been around since 2001 (does that make you feel old?), and they sing parents’ favorite radio hit singles, but with more “kid-friendly” lyrics.  The San Diego Tour features songs from the newest album, Kidz Bop 39, including songs like Girls Like You, Youngblood and Happier.

Even better, this concert is happening at one of San Diego’s most awesome venues. The Open Air Theater on San Diego State’s campus is such a wonderful place to enjoy live music. You definitely will not feel like you’re at a typical kid show. 😉

The Kidz Bop World Tour 2019 makes its way to San Diego on Friday, May 31st.  Parking is easy (park at structures 3 & 6 only – $20 cash), OR make it the ultimate kid date and take the trolley, which will drop you off just outside of the amphitheater. There are several great places to grab dinner beforehand (check out Eureka!) as well. And if you hadn’t guessed by the name “open air,” make sure to pack a jacket since the temps drop quite a bit after sunset.

One lucky Mom’s Guide reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets to Kidz Bop San Diego. If you’d like to treat your kiddo(s) to the ultimate date, simply comment below with one of your family’s favorite songs.  One winner will be chosen at random on May 23rd.

For more information and to purchase your own tickets to this show, visit KidzBop.com/Tour/.

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