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September 2020

Help! There’s a Loose Dog!

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

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 14th, 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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Build an Enrichment Toy

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

Do you have a pup that is just too smart for his own good? Do you struggle to keep your dog busy and not bored? Join us for our new canine enrichment workshop. During this workshop you will learn about different ways to engage your dog’s brain and keep them busy. You will also create your own enrichment toy to take home to your pup! The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Saturday, September 19th,…

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October 2020

911 or No Big Deal?

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

Emergency, urgency, or house-cleaning challenge? How do you answer the age-old question: “do I need to go to the vet?” Having fielded a few after-hours calls, Dr. Bill Stork of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic will help decipher signs and symptoms worthy of the E.R. versus Keep-an-Eye-On-It. He’ll discuss how to avoid emergencies, and what you can do if your Lab is limping or Vizsla vomits. The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Wednesday, October 7th, from…

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Save Your Couch From Your Cat

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

Cats, especially when they are kittens, can be relentless with their claws. Scratching serves a number of vital purposes for your cat, including stretching, claiming territory, and self-defense. Providing appropriate surfaces for your cat to scratch can prevent destructive scratching as well as keeping your cat’s litter box skills intact. So how can you meet your cat’s needs while keeping your furniture intact? Join Dr. Beth Wilder, technicians, and behavior staff from Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic to find out! They will cover:…

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November 2020

Caring For Your Aging Pet

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

Things change for pets as they age. Vision and hearing loss can make cats and dogs more easily startled. Joint soreness can reduce your dog’s interest in walks, or your cat’s ability to get downstairs to a basement litter box. Dental pain can interfere with eating. Memory and cognition can become scattered. All of these things usually happen gradually, but then can create sudden issues for your ability to care for your pets. What if your blind dog suddenly growls…

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And Baby Makes 5!

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

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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Keep Calm & Settle Your Dog

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

Having a dog requires a lot of time, energy, and attention– all of which they should get on a consistent daily basis. However, have you experienced a time when you just needed your dog to settle down? Whether it’s leaving for work, arriving home, or hosting visitors, a hyper, jumpy dog is not the most ideal best friend. Join us at our new workshop focused on settling your dog through rewards-based training and enrichment activities. The workshop will be held…

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December 2020

Dog’s Day Out: Life Skills For Your Dog

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

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 Saturday, December 5th, with half hour sessions starting 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, and 11:30 AM. 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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What is Your Dog Saying?

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humane Society of Jefferson County,
W6127 Kiesling Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549 United States

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, December 7th, from…

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