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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 Tegan at 303-772-1232 x289.

2017 LHS C.A.R.E.S. Dates & Topics:

May 20th, 2017 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
How to Set Up Your Home For A Cat
Billie Reynolds, Good Kitty Behavior Consulting and Training
Learn ways to shape your home environment to reduce stress and increase positive interactions with and among your kitties.  Billie will discuss how to assess your home to finally get use of your towers and scratchers, and will help you understand how your cat views territory in your home.  Plenty of time will be available for Q&A to help you answer questions and brainstorm ideas for your own home.  An informative session for current and future cat owners!

June 24th, 2017 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
On-Leash Reactivity: Causes and Cures
LHS Behavior & Training 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 endeavor.  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 both rediscover the joy and relaxation of going for a walk together!  *Reminder: all presentations are for a human audience only!*

July 15th, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Training Tools, Techniques, and Methods
LHS Behavior & Training Department
Join us for a discussion of the commonly used and most modern dog training tools, techniques, and methods, as well as a demonstration of proper fit and best use. This informative session will answer questions you have about everything from a leash and collar to a gentle leader, from a harness to a prong collar, from "positive only" training to compulsion training and everything in between. 

August 26th, 2017  10:00-11:30 a.m.
Feral Cats: Living with a Label
Longmont Friends of Feral and Abandoned Cats
Learn about the misconceptions surrounding feral cats, common attitudes about outdoor cats, and ways of transitioning former outdoor cats to an indoor life. Find out what LFFAC is doing to sustain healthy community (feral) cat colonies in Longmont and surrounding areas. Time for questions and answers will be provided as part of the program.