Saturday Seminars

Dog First Aid/CPR Certification Course

Jill Pipino

As a dog owner, you want to be equipped with the skills to handle medical emergencies that arise. Whether your dog becomes ill, injured or needs help in a disaster, this course will teach you how to respond. In this two-hour interactive course, you will learn emergency care, how to stock a first aid kit, perform CPR, respond to breathing and heart emergencies (including choking, and disaster procedures, with some of these exercises being demonstrated on a live dog. This unique course is customized for dog owners. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a frameable certificate stating that you are certified in dog First Aid & CPR. This course will be on Saturday from 11:00am – 1:30pm. This is the only seminar course that does cost. Tickets are $49 and you can purchase them here. No dogs permitted in this seminar.

How to Have Fun at the Dog Park

Alisa Paykos Theurer

Whether you are a dog park regular or a newbie to the scene this topic is for you! Most people who head to dog parks have all the right intentions for their pup; off leash exercise and socialization.  However, in order to keep your dog safe and enjoying their experience, good intentions are not enough!  This seminar will help you gain a better understanding of dog park best practices, provide insight into green, yellow, and red play styles and behaviors, and teach you what to do if a dog fight occurs. There are always risks when dogs play off leash together, but armed with this knowledge, you and your pup are much more likely to enjoy your time at the park!

BSL and Animal Rights

Shorty Rossi

Join Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet’s “Pit Boss” for a seminar on Breed-Specific Legislation and animal rights. He’ll discuss what BSL is, how to advocate for bully breeds and the truth about the breed.

Education Over Fear: What Every Dog Lover Needs to Know About Cancer

Dr. Kyle Stevenson

Yes, dogs can get cancer, and at an alarming rate. Learn about the most common forms of cancer that we see in our canine companions, as well as the most common symptoms of cancer to be on the lookout for. And, if you find yourself the parent of a dog with cancer, know that cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Learn about the treatment options that are available for dogs with cancer.

Getting New Puppies Started on the Right Paw

Dr. Judy Morgan

Buying or adopting a new puppy is a time of joy! Attend this seminar to discover how to improve health and longevity with proper diet. Dr. Morgan will also explain which vaccines may be important for your pup's lifestyle, as well as which parasite preventatives are the safest.