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Woof! What is the Dog Saying?

This flagship lecture series was launched in 2014, with a dozen lectures each year.  It has been presented for/at: UVM’s esteemed Olli Lecture Series (in several locations), Middlebury College, the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series (Chittenden County Human Society), libraries across Vermont, and many community educational programs throughout New England.

Is a yawn always just a yawn? Why does a dog shake off even when it’s not wet? Why is a growl a good thing? Is a tail wag always friendly?
This popular, long-running dog communication and safety lecture is a multi-media extravaganza of fun where the audience also gets to test their "dog reading" skills. We’ll demystify dog communication, reveal some common dog-human misunderstandings, and explore how we can all live safely and happily together.  At the end of the presentation, the audience engages in several fun, interactive exercises to practice reading dog body language.

 Class & Workshop Schedule also available as PDF.   Click on schedule above to print.

Class & Workshop Schedule also available as PDF.  
Click on schedule above to print.


February 2018

  • February 28 BURLINGTON
    Private staff training, Pet Food Warehouse.

March 2018

  • March 20 WILLISTON
    6:00 - 7:30pm (Williston Central School)
    $10 in advance/$15 at the door.  Registration is required (click here).
    Proceeds benefit the Williston Recreation Scholarship Program.
  • March 21  ST ALBANS
    6:30 - 8:00pm (Barlow Street Community Center)
    $10 resident/$13 non-resident.  Registration is required: 802-524-1500 or click here.
    Proceeds benefit Marc's Barc Parc.                      

April 2018

  • April 8  MANCHESTER
    4:00 - 5:30pm (Manchester Community Library)
    FREE.  Registration is required: 802-362-2607.
    Offered as an educational program for the Manchester Community Library.
  • April 18  BURLINGTON
    6:00 - 7:30pm (Switchback Brewing Company)
    Suggested donation: $5 - $10.  Registration is required: 802-651-4114.
    Proceeds/donations to benefit Vermont Dog Rescue.
  • April 23  MIDDLEBURY
    4:30 - 6:00pm (Middlebury College, Axinn Center-classroom 229)
    FREE.  No registration required.
    Offered as an educational opportunity for the Middlebury community.

May 2018

  • May 9  SHELBURNE
    6:30 - 8:00pm (Shelburne Town Center Activity Room)
    FREE.  No registration required.
    A community educational program for Shelburne residents, in partnership with the Shelburne Village Dog Park Committee.

JUNE 2018

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  • June 12  HINESBURG
    6:30 - 8:00pm (Carpenter-Carse Library)
    FREE.  Registration is required: 802-482-2878
    Offered as an educational program for the Carpenter-Carse Library.
  • June 14  ESSEX
    6:00 - 7:30pm (Memorial Hall)
    $10 resident/$13 non-resident. Registration is required: 802-878-1342 or click here.
    Proceeds/donations to benefit Essex Recreation Programs.

July 2018

  • July 14 GRAND ISLE
    1:00 - 2:30pm (North Hero Methodist Church)
    $10.  Registration is required: academy@islandarts.org
    Proceeds/donations to benefit Island Arts.

August 2018

  • August 2 BURLINGTON
    6:00 - 7:30pm (Chittenden County Humane Society)
    FREE.  Registration is required: 802-862-0135.
    Offered as part of the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series.

October 2018

  • October 18   MILTON
    6:30 - 8:00pm (Location TBD)
    Cost/Registration: TBD