Saturday, June 14, 2014

Workshop Offers Hope for Unwanted Dogs in B.C.

Paws for Hope has announced a unique workshop intended to help reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters in B.C.

On July 6th, certified professional dog trainer, Shelagh Begg, will address the most common behavioural problems for dog guardians, shelter workers and animal rescue professionals.

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, a Vancouver-based charity committed to more sustainable companion animal protection in B.C., is sponsoring this second event in their annual speaker series, following on the heels of their successful “Compassion Fatigue Seminar” back in February.

In this workshop Begg will review and address the most common canine behavioural problems in hopes of helping keep more dogs at home and out of B.C.’s overcrowded shelters.

“Unwanted behaviour is one of the top reasons dogs are surrendered to shelters, behaviour that often can be easily corrected with the appropriate information and guidance,” said Kathy Powelson, Executive Director of Paws for Hope. “In our quest to build more sustainable companion animal care and protection in the province and keep as many dogs and their guardians together, we believe it’s important to offer the public and existing animal care workers an affordable course covering the tips and tools they need to understand and help as many dogs as possible.”

The workshop is open to any interested person or team and will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm at Dizine Canine Training Centre, 1730 Vernon Drive, Vancouver. Tickets are $30 each. More information here.

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