BC SPCA is looking to offer pet owners unique insight into their canine friends this summer, through one-day sessions with an animal behaviourist.
Dr. Jill Taggart will lead Dogs 101 at SPCA shelters throughout summer, including Surrey on July 23.
The aim is to help dog owners better understand their pets, and to provide tools to anticipate and address behaviour issues before they arise.
Taggart will also explore how owners can impact pet behaviour – intentionally and unintentionally – through their own actions and signals.
Dogs 101 includes an overview of how dogs evolved, their natural instincts and breed-specific behavior; how dogs communicate; how dogs learn; specific behavioural issues; how dogs “read” owners’ behaviour; and how to enhance the bond with your dog.
The 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. sessions are not pet-interactive and participants should not bring their dogs to the program.
The program is open to those aged 15 years and older. Cost is $59. To register, visit www.spca.bc.ca