Friends of the Shelter will hold two education sessions on dog behavior.
“The Language of Dogs” will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Reading dog body language is crucial to living with, and training, dogs, yet many dog “conversations” are misunderstood (or missed altogether) because humans do not innately know how to “speak dog.”
The class will learn the fascinating language of dogs by watching the DVD “Canine Body Postures.” This will be followed with some observations of body language in Shelter dogs, and discussion.
“Canine Conflicts” is at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29. If you live with multiple dogs, or take your dog to the dog park, sometimes things can get “exciting.” This session will focus on the causes of conflicts between dogs, how to prevent and manage them, and equally importantly, what not to do when conflicts/fights occur. The group will view a DVD called “Canine Conflicts.” This will be followed by a question and answer session and discussion of practical aspects of managing conflicts in the home and other environments.
Workshops will take place at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club building (246 East Road, next to the Animal Shelter). Both of these sessions are free and open to all, no RSVP is required. Please do not bring your dog.The programs are sponsored by the Los Alamos Animal Shelter Volunteer Program.