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Dog Behavior, Body Language & Dog Parks


Seminars
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center
123 John St., Camden
May 11, 2019
10:00 AM

Dog Behavior, Body Language & Dog Parks – What You Need to Know Before You Go to the Dog Park

Dog parks can be an excellent community resource for both dogs and people. However, not all dog parks are equal, and they may not be a good choice for everyone. In his presentation, Dog Behavior, Body Language & Dog Parks – What You Need to Know Before You Go to the Dog Park, Don Hanson, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer will discuss the current thinking on dog parks. Specifically, Don will address what you need to know about canine behavior and canine body language to make sure your visit is safe and fun for you and your dog. Lastly, Don will provide you with four checklists that will allow you to assess: 1) if you are ready for the dog park, 2) if your dog is ready for the dog park, 3) if the physical aspects of the dog park are appropriate and safe, and 4) whether or not the dog parks culture, the behavior of the people and their dogs that frequent the dog park, will be conducive to a pleasurable experience for you and your dog. Attendees will be better equipped to decide if a dog park is the best choice for them and their dog.