The pets have voted: If they have to go to obedience classes and puppy kindergartens, they think the humans should have classes, too.
Well, you’re in luck! A workshop series called PETtalk is now being offered by the Connecticut Humane Society, focusing on anything and everything pet-related. And you don’t have to be an adopter to attend—it’s open to any person with an interest in animals.
The PETtalk workshops started as a way to share with you all the great tips and tricks CHS uses to keep pets in need happy while they await new homes. CHS is always striving to learn the latest when it comes to companion animal welfare, and now that knowledge can help shelter pets and family pets in the community.
PETtalks are now monthly and will cover everything from animal behavior, to zoonotic diseases, with a new topic and guest speaker.
The first workshop covered pet first aid with the Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS). Another outlined the differences between therapy dogs, emotional support pets and other types of service animals, providing a helpful discussion not only for pet owners, but also landlords and human service providers.
Space is limited for each PETtalk, so advanced registration is required. The next session is set for Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Keep an eye on CThumane.org for future PETtalk workshops.