Dog Days of Summer at the Library
Monday, July 20, 2009
If you have a dog or are thinking about getting one, you won't want to miss the Dog Days of Summer series of lectures at the Westport Library.
Thursday, July 23rd, 7 PM
What options are available for sheltering your pet during a disaster? Westporter Dr. Veronica Rynn, certified animal chiropractor, will discuss the critical points on how to prepare checklist and make plans to keep everyone safe. After Hurricane Katrina hit she was horrified about what happened (and didn't happen) to all the animals in the midst of the chaos. She immediately became trained in animal disaster services through United Animal Nations. This organization is based out of Sacramento and travels throughout the U.S. responding to various emergencies from puppy mill takeovers to natural disasters where animals need sheltering. Dr. Rynn is on the ESF-11 Animal Disaster Planning Committee for Fairfield County and is a member of Westport CERT.
So You Want to Get a Dog?
Tuesday, July 28th, 7 PM
Weston veterinarian Dr. Chuck Noonan will talk about how to choose the right pet for your family. Learn about things to consider, the many choices available and how to decide what is right for you.
What Dogs Do...or Don't
Thursday, July 30th, 7 PM
Dog trainer and behavior therapist Jody Rosengarten will discuss tips and tricks on training your dog. Learn how to tap into our four-legged friends' perspective to present new, more realistic approaches to dog training with amazing result
How Guide Dogs Work
Monday, August 3rd, 7 PM
For the last in the Dog Days of Summer series, Cora Martin, a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, will talk about the process of raising these puppies with the love, socialization and basic obedience it will need to succeed in guide dog training. These dogs go on to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women.