Park location, rules and hours
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Join us for the "Happy Tails" Canine Education Series!
The pavilion on the Large Dog Side of the Dog Park
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. each Sunday afternoon (weather permitting) beginning in mid-March through mid-May
to Dr. Julaine Hunter,
Lazy Paw Animal Hospital
and Seth Botts, Owner/Head Trainer,
Dog Training for volunteering their time and expertise for these sessions! :)
Session1 – Sunday, March17th
TOPIC: General Dog Park Protocol
the rules and why they are important;
maintaining control/awareness of your dog as it interacts with other dogs/people;
appropriate behavior for children;
what to do if your dog gets attacked and/or you get bitten;
socializing your dog at the dog park; and,
how to introduce your dog to other dogs.
Session 2 – Sunday, March 24th
TOPIC: Understanding Dog Behavior
reading dog body language – aggressive vs. nervous vs. dominant vs. submissive;
what’s the difference between aggression and play, and where to draw the line; and,
is the dog park "right" for your dog?
Session 3 – Sunday, April 7th TOPIC: Importance of Teaching Basic Obedience
basic behavioral training - positive reinforcement;
breaking bad habits, i.e. jumping up on guests, barking, tugging on leash, potty training; and,
teaching your dog fun tricks that are simple to learn.
Session 4 – Sunday, April 14th
TOPIC: Socializing Your Dog
how to socialize your dog; and,
the importance of socialization for puppies as well as older dogs.
Session 5 – Sunday, April 21st
TOPIC: Dog Care 101
proper feeding/weight management
benefits of spaying /neutering your dog
vet check-ups - vaccines and the diseases they prevent
heartworms and preventatives
intestinal parasites and zoonotic diseases
over-the-counter medications: which are helpful and which are harmful to dogs
importance of microchipping your dog
Session 6 – Sunday, April 28th
TOPIC: Dogs & Puppies
what every human child should know about them
Session 7 – Sunday, May 5th
TOPIC: How to Adopt a Dog
the difference between a puppy mill & a responsible breeder
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