Each semester, Marin Humane welcomes a group of students into our Student Service Clubs. These animal-loving students spend the semester learning about Marin Humane become animal advocates through their work. Middle and high school students in the Junior and Senior Roots & Shoots clubs develop a community service project to guide their semester. These clubs are part of the national Roots & Shoots program started by Dr. Jane Goodall.

For their project this semester, students decided to invite a variety of speakers from different animal-involved organizations to teach us what they do. You can watch new installments of these virtual interviews every week and more from the Student Service Club blog.

Today, join the Senior Roots & Shoots as they interview Katie Rogers of Katie’s Critters. As a dog trainer, Katie began her career at Marin Humane and she now has her own business. In this interview, you’ll learn how she uses clicker training and reward based learning techniques to help guardians and companion animals bond during the training process. We hope you learn something you can use at home! You can learn more about working with Katie by visiting her website, linked above. Marin Humane is also offering dog training classes at this time.