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Woof! What’s 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 Humane 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.

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2019 Schedule

JanuarY

January 30, 11:30am–1pm (Stowe)

Location: North Country Animal League
Staff training; not open to the public

February

February 6, 7–8:30pm (Colchester)

Location: Kirker Community Room, Colchester Police Dept.—please do not call the police dept for information
Cost: $12 resident/$17 non-resident (offered by Colchester Parks and Recreation)
Registration: http://www.colchestervt.gov/333/Parks-Recreation or 264-5640

March

March 9, 10–11:30am (Waterbury)

Location: Waterbury Public Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: No registration necessary

April

April 7, 5–6:30pm (Huntington)

Location: Huntington Public Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

April 12, 1:30–3pm (Rutland)

Location: Godnick Adult Center (offered by the Rutland Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
Cost: FREE for Osher members; $5 at the door for non-members
Registration: Not required

April 13, 11am–12:30pm (Manchester)

Location: Manchester Community Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

April 25, 6–7:30pm (Essex)

Location: Essex Free Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Click here.

May

May 3, 6:30–8pm (Shelburne)

Location: Shelburne Municipal Bldg., Meeting Room 1 (sponsored by the Shelburne Dog Park Committee)
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

May 4, Noon–1:30pm (Waitsfield)

Location: Joslin Memorial Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

May 30, 6:30-8pm (Richmond)

Location: Richmond Free Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

May 29, Pet Food Warehouse

Staff training—not open to the public

June

June 15, 10:30am–noon (South Burlington)

Location: South Burlington Library (in the University Mall)
Cost: FREE
Registration: No registration necessary

july

July 27, 10:30am–noon (St Albans)

Location: Saint Albans Museum
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

august

August 8, 7–8:30pm (Alburgh)

Location: Alburgh Public Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

August 10, 1–2:30pm (Peacham)

Location: Peacham Library
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

August 18, 4–5:30pm (Brookfield)

Location: Brookfield Town Hall (sponsored by the Brookfield Free Public Library)
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required

November

November 7, 5:30-7pm (Burlington)

Location: Humane Society of Chittenden County
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required