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January 2019
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3 Days, 3 Weeks, 3 Months: What to Expect with a New Dog

January 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 Dani Sherman 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 the shelter’s…

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Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

January 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 2019

Build an Enrichment Toy

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Saturday, February 2nd, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This workshop is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home. There is a $10 fee for the workshop to cover the cost of materials. Registration is required. Please contact the shelter by phone at 920-674-2048 or email at shelter@hsjc-wis.com to register. This workshop is sponsored by Pet Partners, a partnership between the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the…

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Four on the Floor

February 16, 2019 @ 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 16th as she offers half hour sessions at 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00…

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Dog’s Day Out: Life Skills for Your Dog!

February 25, 2019 @ 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, February 25th 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…

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March 2019

Fears & Phobias

March 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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Dog Park Do’s and Don’ts

March 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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911 or No Big Deal?

March 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Wednesday, March 20th, from 6:30 PM to about 7:30 PM, with a Q&A session following the presentation. This event is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home. The workshop is free, but monetary donations or items from the shelter’s wish list are greatly appreciated! This workshop is sponsored by Pet Partners, a partnership between the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County.

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Help, There’s a Loose Dog!

March 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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, March 25th, from 6:00 PM to about 7:00 PM, with a Q&A session following the presentation. This event is for humans only,…

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April 2019

Let’s Go for a Walk!

April 6, 2019 @ 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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