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February 2019
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Dog’s Day Out: Life Skills for Your Dog!

February 25 @ 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, 6:45 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 the…

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March 2019

Fears & Phobias

March 4 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 Dog Saying?

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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, April 8th, from…

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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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