Winnipeg Humane Society Offers New Class for Dog Owners With Toddlers

The Winnipeg Humane Society is now offering Dogs and Toddlers, the follow-up program to the popular Dogs and Storks class.

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Dogs and toddlers

The class offers advice about common trouble spots between toddlers and dogs in a home, as well as teaching parents to recognise their dog’s body language to keep their children safe.

Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) May 02, 2014

Family dogs are used to being the centre of attention, though the situation changes once babies arrive and start to move around the home. Some dogs do well when a child is an infant being carried, but can get stressed once a crawling baby or a toddler gets more playful and grabby.

The Winnipeg Humane Society is now offering Dogs and Toddlers, the follow-up program to the popular Dogs and Storks class. Dogs and Toddlers is designed for parents of infants starting to crawl and grab at the dog, up to pre-school age children. The program addresses a dog’s reaction to a child’s transition to being able to speed around the house.

“Dogs and Toddlers answers questions all new parents have about their pets,” said Dr. Renee Will, certified professional dog trainer and instructor of both Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers. “The class offers advice about common trouble spots between toddlers and dogs in a home, as well as teaching parents to recognise their dog’s body language to keep their children safe.”

Some of the topics covered are:

  •     Answers to questions about toddlers and safety
  •     Must-know information for parents who have toddler-age children and dogs
  •     Advice about common trouble spots between toddlers and dogs in a home
  •     Practical solutions, from do-it-yourself techniques to hands-on help

The first class is on Thursday, May 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and pre-registration is required. Call 204-982-3555 to register.

The Winnipeg Humane Society is Manitoba’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency. Along with pet adoption and a subsidized spay and neuter program, The WHS offers education programs and classes that empower children and adults to become responsible pet owners. Classes include Dogs & Storks, What Is My Dog Saying? and dog obedience and puppy socialization classes. Visit winnipeghumanesociety.ca for more information.


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