Students give tips on pets and teach tricks to learn

Alex Nye

Northern Michigan University students will have the opportunity to find out what it takes to own a pet during college and will get to pet dogs at the same time.

This pet-friendly Skill Builder! is being put on by Laura Budinger and Jacqui Carroll, undergraduate students.

“Laura and I felt as if too many college students were making rash decisions about buying animals. ‘Oh, I have a house now –– that means I should get a pet, right?’ Wrong,” Carroll said. “Buying a pet is not like buying a toy.

“A pet requires time and love, and probably a lot more than most suspect.”

Carroll said they also plan to educate students about the personality of some pets that may fit the college lifestyle a bit more.

“We also plan on educating our listeners about what products to get for your pets and where to get those,” Carroll said.

The workshop is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in the Back Room of the University Center.