Puppy Scents Project – Be Kind, Be Fit, Be Me

by Mindy Kaleta on March 16, 2018

The Puppy Scents Project – Be Kind – Be Fit – Be Me

What is the Puppy Scents Project?

The Puppy Scents Project is based on Author Don Kaleta’s puppy training manual illustrated by Helen Habel, Puppy Scents, The Kids’ Guide to Puppy Care.  It’s not only informative about how to care for and train your puppy, but has a much broader purpose; Using the concepts of the little pup Roc’s story to bring awareness to children and adults alike as to the importance of three major issues in our world today – Be Kind, Be Fit, Be Me.

Be Kind

Puppy Scents is written from the pup’s point of view. When we take the time to listen to another’s point of view, we learn so much. It changes the way we react, what we say and how we feel. Understanding and respect for another’s point of view, allows us to create loving and forever friendships; while encouraging us to Be Kind and Compassionate to others, animals, nature and ourselves.

Be Fit

Throughout the book Puppy Scents, the little pup Roc is obsessed with treats!! “I love treats! Did I tell you that I love treats? Oh, I know you know, but I’m gonna tell you anyway, I LOVE TREATS!!”

But too many treats and not enough outdoor play and exercise can be a problem for kids and pups! Roc does admit,


“I guess the bottom line is pups need plenty of good food and exercise.” (taken from the chapter on “About Those Treats”


The Puppy Scents Project encourages children to create a friendship with a furry pal and for the sake of themselves and their pet to get outdoors and play as much as possible. It’s always more fun when you have a pal to join in on the fun!

Be Me

Roc is who he is. He’s a puppy and puppies do have some pretty annoying habits that may not be tolerated well or encouraged by the human members of the family. Roc soon learns that boundaries are sometimes necessary in life, but that doesn’t have to change who he is! Roc says: “I am who I am and I can Be Me,” without giving up what makes him special. He says:

“I’m a pup and proud of it!”

Roc wants kid to know that as long as they are not intentionally hurting anyone else in the process, they have a right to be who they are!


Our Mission

Teaching kids to Be Kind, Be Fit, Be Me

through outdoor play

while creating forever friendships

between kids and animals


Our Vision

For every child to have and experience

the joy of pet animal friendships

through outdoor play and exploring nature


For more information about Ladybug Junction Farm or to contact Don & Mindy Kaleta go to www.ladybugjunctionfarm.com





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