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June 2018
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Help, There’s a Loose Dog!

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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You’re out walking your dog (or walking alone) and a loose dog comes running toward you. What do you do? How do you handle the situation safely and escape unscathed? Learn some simple, effective ways of protecting yourself and your dogs in this frightening situation. The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Monday, June 4th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM This event is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home. The workshop…

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Separation Anxiety Workshop

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Does your dog pace when you start getting ready to leave? Has she remodeled your house while you were gone? Separation anxiety is a common phrase used to describe dog behavior when left alone, but it might surprise you to learn that not all destructive behavior falls into this category. Maybe your dog is displaying symptoms of separation anxiety, or is it simply boredom? How do you tell the difference? Knowing the difference is critical, because fixing the problem depends…

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July 2018

And Baby Makes 5!

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Just as couples prepare for their baby’s arrival by taking childbirth classes and by practicing their diapering, holding and feeding skills with a friend’s baby, there are ways to help a pet prepare for the new family member. Children reap deep benefits from growing up with a pet. Animals give unconditional love and are loyal companions, both of which help promote self-esteem and a sense of security. They provide stability during periods of change, such as a move to another…

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August 2018

Let’s Go for a Walk!

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Need a little help getting your pooch in sync with your step? Dogs sit, lie down and run to each other as part of their natural behavior. When was the last time you saw a dog leading another dog around on a lead? However . . . your dog’s daily walks are important times for the dog to get out and enjoy the neighborhood and it is important to teach your dog to enjoy walking on lead—even if you live…

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How to Help Your Fearful Dog

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Is your dog afraid of ordinary things like vacuum cleaners or items dropped on the ground? Does your dog run for cover during thunderstorms or fireworks? Join us for a casual conversation about why dogs develop fears and phobias – from the common to the bizarre. Learn ways to help your dog get past his/her fears, and maybe how to understand your dog a little better. We’ll also learn how to recognize common signs of stress in dogs. Dog body…

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September 2018

Help, There’s a Loose Dog!

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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You’re out walking your dog (or walking alone) and a loose dog comes running toward you. What do you do? How do you handle the situation safely and escape unscathed? Learn some simple, effective ways of protecting yourself and your dogs in this frightening situation. The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Monday, September 10th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This event is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home. The…

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October 2018

What Is Your Cat Saying?

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Cats are both social and solitary creatures. They learn quickly, but they learn differently than dogs. They have specific territorial needs, and their means of showing stress is often subtle. Come learn more about the secret life of your cat! The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Monday, October 19th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This event is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home. The workshop is free, but monetary…

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November 2018

3 Days, 3 Weeks, 3 Months: Helping a New Dog Adapt to Your Home

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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If you just got a new dog, or are thinking about getting one, then this is the workshop for you. Join Mittsy Voiles and Alli Jerger from the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic to learn what to expect in the first days, weeks and months, to get you and your dog off to a great start. Topics include socialization, exercise, nutrition, manners, potty training, and how to avoid common mistakes that may trigger fearful/defensive behavior. The workshop will be held in…

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