Stockton's Kramer Hall Presents Free Dog Obedience Demonstration for Hammonton's July Third Thursday Event

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall will participate in Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday themed “Dog Days of Summer” on Thursday, July 20 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Donna Downs, a certified therapy dog evaluator and professional member with the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), will perform a leash obedience demonstration with two of her trained dogs to show the obedience possibilities that every dog and puppy has at any age with the right training.

Downs, of Donna Downs Dog Training in Egg Harbor City has been a trainer for 35 years and has trained in obedience, problem solving, behavior modification and search and rescue as well as service dog and therapy dog training and certification. She and her demonstration dogs volunteer their time to visit schools, libraries, nursing homes, private homes and even her own home to run reading programs. They also work with children in confidence building programs and assist in training dogs owned by her clients. “My dogs are also diabetic alert dogs… they are very busy,” said Downs.

Downs will also give a brief talk on the differences between therapy dogs and service dogs and the laws governing service dogs and their handlers. She will finish up with an open forum question and answer session.

Seating is limited, so guests are asked to RSVP at

For questions and appointments, Downs can be contacted at 609-965-3776.

Beacon Animal Rescue, Animal Clinic of Hammonton and Shore Veterinarians will be on site with information on adoptable animals, animal care and other goodies.

In addition to the dog themed event, there will be several other Stockton sponsored activities occurring concurrently.

Kramer Hall, located at 30 Front St. in Hammonton will host the monthly impromptu, acoustic jam session known as “Jammonton,” where musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring in their instruments and sheet music to play together.

Murphy Writing of Stockton University will also host their free monthly write-in which encourages guests to write and share their writing.

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University will be open and showcasing two exhibitions, the Fred Noyes exhibition and the 9th Annual Plein Air exhibition which are both on display now through July 30.

Each of these events is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about classes and events at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, visit

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