Marcus Ciccariello, 9, greets Remington, a 9-month-old German Shepherd. Ciccariello is practicing the proper techniques for approaching a dog that Megan Cross, the Animal Welfare Society’s humane educator, taught him and his classmates. Cross taught the students to avoid eye contact, keep their voices low and remain calm so that the dogs in the shelter feel as comfortable as possible. 4p4.jpg