OHS seminars are designed for current pet owners and soon-to-be pet owners alike! Click on any of the seminar names below to learn more about the topics discussed in each seminar.
We are excited to offer some of our seminars virtually! We are hosting our webinars via Zoom, so be sure to register in advance. Each webinar will feature a presentation, followed by a brief Q & A period with our featured presenter. Register today to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
OHS Webinars Include:
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Standard OHS Seminars:
Check out our Specialty Seminar Page to learn about two NEW specialty seminars coming in the fall of 2021!
For more information about OHS seminars, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.
How to behave so your dog will too
Are you considering welcoming a dog into your home? Have you already acquired a new canine companion and are looking for some helpful tips? This seminar will provide you with all the basic information you need to prepare your home for the arrival of a new dog and help you with all of the basics once that new family member arrives. It will prepare you to avoid and deal with troubling behaviours to ensure you and your dog maintain a positive relationship.
Seminar topics include:
- Getting the right supplies
- Nature vs Nuture
- Reading canine body language
- Appropriate exercise for your dog
- Walking without pulling
- Training tools and tricks
- Proper canine feeding and nutrition
- House training
- Leaving your dog home alone
- And so much more!
Are you looking to peacefully coexist with lion in your living room? Join RVT Jamie Wolfe Phillips from the Merivale Cat Hospital, as she explores the newest trend in feline enrichment and behaviour management – clicker training! During this seminar, attendees will learn all about clicker training and how to get started with a cat at home. Clicker training concepts and methods will focus on problem prevention and feline enrichment.
How to behave so your cat will too
Has Fluffy scratched up your favourite piece of furniture again? Is your cat choosing the floor over the litter box? Wondering what that constant ‘meowing’ really means? Attend a seminar presented by feline veterinarian Dr. Glenys Hughes to learn more about what your feline friend is really up to.
Seminar topics include:
- The wildcat within
- Creating a healthy lifestyle
- Familiarizing cats to their carrier
- The importance of scratching posts
- Litter box tips & tricks
- Playtime tendencies
- How to feed your cat
Join us for another insightful seminar presented by feline veterinarian Dr. Glenys Hughes as she speaks on how to prepare for your cat as he or she enters into maturity. This seminar is designed to help you prepare and meet the needs of your senior cat while they enter their golden years.
Seminar topics include:
- Normal changes that occur during aging
- Nutritional considerations for the senior cat
- Water and hydration requirements
- Environmental modifications
- Common diseases
- Ways to improve your senior cat’s well-being
- The benefit of owning/adopting a senior cat
Does your dog growl when you try to take away a stolen object? Or react when you try to take away their food? Resource guarding occurs in about 15 per cent of shelter dogs. Attend this specialty seminar, presented by certified trainer Robyn Rittmaster, to learn more about why dog’s guard their stuff, how to stay safe, how to prevent it and when to seek professional help. Actual OHS case studies will be used to show progressions from concerning dog behaviour through to trusted pet.
This event is approved for two continuing education credits from the CCPDT.
This seminar provides practical information about preventative healthcare for pets and is designed for both new and experienced pet-owners alike. Participants can expect to gain valuable knowledge on a variety of topics, including dental care, grooming, nail-trimming, vaccines, sterilization, microchipping, poisonous and toxic foods, parasites, as well as signs and symptoms of disease or illness.
Are you thinking of bringing a new pet into your home? Attend this specialty seminar presented by OHS humane educators to learn everything you need to know about becoming a pet owner. This seminar will provide practical information for anyone looking to bring a cat, dog or small animal into their home. Seminar topics will include, planning for a pet, personality matching, where to get a pet, pet-proofing a home, budgeting, getting the right supplies, preventative healthcare and socialization.