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January 2018
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Dogs’ Night Out: Life Skills for Your Dog

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Join us for a free workshop on improving your dog’s life skills through a series of fun games and activities! Activities include: Leash walking “Take it” “Wait” “Back-up” And more! The event will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Monday, January 8th with sessions starting 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Dogs must be dog and people friendly, current on vaccinations, and leashed with a 4′-6′ non-retractable leash. The workshop is free, but monetary donations or items from…

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Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Bad breath isn’t just unpleasant — it can be unhealthy. Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental care may show signs of dental disease by the age of 3. Dental disease seriously affects the organs, especially the heart, and can shorten your pet’s life while causing unnecessary pain and discomfort. What can you do? What products work? How can you avoid expensive, useless gimmicks? Certified Veterinary Technician, Megan Levake, explains why regular…

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February 2018
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Four on the Floor

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Is your dog gravity-challenged? Dogs jump on people to get attention and as a form of greeting. Although they mean well, dogs can knock over small children, tear clothing, and rip skin in their enthusiasm. Many common techniques used to discourage a dog from jumping up often make the problem worse, hurt the dog, or put a person in danger. Join Danielle Bartz of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic on Saturday, February 10 as she offers half hour sessions at 10:00 am, 10:30…

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March 2018
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Dog Park Dos and Don’ts

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Thinking about taking your dog to the dog park? This session will cover how to keep your dog (and you) safe at the dog park, how to determine if dogs are playing appropriately, and what to do if there’s a problem. We’ll also talk about how to decide if a dog park is the right place for your dog. Not all dogs are “dog park dogs”, just like not all people are social butterflies! The workshop will be held in…

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Let’s Go For a Walk!

March 17 @ 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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3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months: Helping a New Dog Adapt to Your Home

March 26 @ 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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April 2018
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It’s Potty Time!

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Did you know that dogs are not considered potty trained until they have not had an accident for 90 days? Dogs and cats can have a hard time learning our potty training routines for them. Join the behavioral team from the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic (Mittsy Voiles, Alli Jerger, Danielle Bartz) to learn how to gently and quickly teach cats and dogs good toilet routines. You’ll also learn what things don’t work, and what things (rubbing noses in the mess) will make the problem…

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May 2018
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Teach a Great Recall

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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It will take approximately one year of regular, consistent training for most dogs to come when called at least 95% of the time. Does that sound like a lot of work? It is . . . but consider this: most dogs live ten or more years. If your dog comes when called for nine out of ten years, isn’t that worth it? Get off on the right paw with your recall training at this FREE workshop! You will learn simple, effective techniques and…

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What Is Your Dog Saying?

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Dogs communicate all the time with people, other dogs, and other animals. A growl might stop you in your tracks, but do you notice a yawn? Dogs speak with their bodies. They use tails, ears, mouth movement, eyes, posture, and vocalization to signal their intent (let’s play!) and display emotions like stress. Come learn how to listen better to your dog, and to “speak” dog back! The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Monday, May 7th, from…

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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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