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Community Awareness & Resource Education Series

LHS CARES logoThe LHS C.A.R.E.S. programs address a wide variety of topics and interests related to animal welfare and behavior. Seminars are free and open to the public with no registration or RSVP necessary. The program seeks to provide members of our community with the support and resources they need in their relationships with their companion animals, while encouraging a sense of responsibility for the welfare of all animals.  All programs are held in the LHS Community Room, and are for a human audience only.

For questions about LHS C.A.R.E.S. programs, please call our Humane Education Coordinator, Tegan, at 303-772-1232 x289, or email tegan@longmonthumane.org

2018 LHS C.A.R.E.S. Dates & Topics

Thursday, April 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
On-Leash Reactivity: Causes and Cures 
Longmont Humane Society Training & Behavior Department
Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs, bicycles, cars, or skateboards when you take her out for a walk? This very common issue can make a potentially enjoyable activity for you and your dog a stressful and exhausting experience. Learn how to identify on-leash reactivity in your dog, how to relate on-leash behavior to off-leash behavior, and how you can teach your dog new and better manners on-leash. Take the stress out of walking your dog and let us help you and your dog rediscover the joy and relaxation of going for a walk together! *Reminder: all presentations are for a human audience only!*

Thursday, May 17,  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Get Inside their Heads and Hearts: Professor Emeritus Marc Bekoff
Join us for a presentation by Marc Bekoff as he discusses his new book, Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and delves into some of those doggy quirks you've noticed about your four-legged friend. 

Read a review of Canine Confidential here.

About Mr. Bekoff: Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published more than 30 books and has won many awards for his research on animal behavior in which he has studied dogs and their wild relatives for decades. Marc also has worked with Jane Goodall on a number of projects dealing with humane education as part of Dr. Goodall's global Roots & Shoots program. His new book is Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do and he will talk about this book and lots of other things "dog" in his presentation. Marc also writes for Psychology Today where you can find lots of essays on dog behavior. His homepage is marcbekoff.com, where you can find out more information about Marc, his various research interests, and his other books.