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April 2019
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The Worms Crawl In… Parasite Prevention Workshop

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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Yuck! Nobody wants to think about parasites. It’s spring – time for planting flowers and frolicking in the fields. But the fact is that our dogs and cats play host to lots of unwanted visitors. Come learn from Kelly Smart, CVT at Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic, how to identify and prevent external parasites like fleas and ticks, and how to prevent internal parasites like heartworms and intestinal worms to keep your pets healthy. The workshop will take place in the shelter’s…

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June 2019

It’s Potty Time!

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 much worse.…

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Teach a Great Recall

June 22 @ 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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July 2019

Let’s Go for a Walk!

July 20 @ 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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What Is My Cat Saying?

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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, July 22nd, from 6:00 PM to roughly  7:00 PM with a Q&A session following the presentation. This event is for humans only, so please leave your pets…

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

August 5 @ 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 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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Separation Anxiety Workshop

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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September 2019

Dog Powered Sports

September 28 @ 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, September 28th. This workshop 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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October 2019

Help, There’s a Loose Dog!

October 7 @ 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, October 7th, 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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November 2019

And Baby Makes 5!

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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