Webinars

OHS Webinars

OHS webinars are designed for current pet owners and soon-to-be pet owners alike! Click on any of the webinars below to learn more about the topics discussed.

Webinars are hosted virtually 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 educational fun!

DON’T BLAME THE DOG

DOGS THAT GROWL, SNAP AND BITE: RESOURCE GUARDERS

DON’T BLAME THE CAT

GETTING SAVVY ABOUT SENIOR CATS

THE GROWING FAMILY: WELCOMING YOUR NEW BABY INTO A HOME WITH PETS

REACTIVE ROVER

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

Cost: $10

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PET WELLNESS: PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE FOR PETS

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING… A NEW PET!

FUN WITH FELINES: HAVING FUN ONE “CLICK” AT A TIME!

Check out our Specialty Webinar Page to learn about a new webinar series presented by Dr. Zazie Todd.

For more information about OHS webinars, email programs@ottawahumane.ca or call (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.

Note: Refunds for webinars are not available.

DON'T BLAME THE DOG

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:

  1. Getting the right supplies
  2. Nature vs Nuture
  3. Reading canine body language
  4. Appropriate exercise for your dog
  5. Walking without pulling
  6. Training tools and tricks
  7. Proper canine feeding and nutrition
  8. House training
  9. Leaving your dog home alone
  10. And so much more!

FUN WITH FELINES: HAVING FUN ONE “CLICK” AT A TIME!

Are you looking to peacefully coexist with the 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.

Don't Blame the Cat

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:

  1. The wildcat within
  2. Creating a healthy lifestyle
  3. Familiarizing cats to their carrier
  4. The importance of scratching posts
  5. Litter box tips & tricks
  6. Playtime tendencies
  7. How to feed your cat

GETTING SAVVY ABOUT SENIOR CATS

Join us for another insightful seminar presented by feline veterinarian Dr. Glenys Hughes as she speaks on how to prepare for your cat as she enters into maturity. This seminar is designed to help you prepare and meet the needs of your senior cat while she enters her golden years

Seminar topics include:

  1. Normal changes that occur during aging
  2. Nutritional considerations for the senior cat
  3. Water and hydration requirements
  4. Environmental modifications
  5. Common diseases
  6. Ways to improve your senior cat’s well-being
  7. The benefit of owning/adopting a senior cat
small child and small dog on the floor looking at one another

The Growing Family: Welcoming your New Baby into a Home with Pets

Are you a current pet owner welcoming a new baby to your family? Congratulations! Your lifestyle is about to change and so is your pet’s. The addition of a new family member can be difficult for your pet, so we’re here to help!

This one-hour webinar is full of important information to help you and your family get off on the right foot — or paw — to prepare for life with a new baby. Learn tips on how to set your pet up for success, including what to do before your baby comes home, how to gradually change routine, safety planning and much more!

Dogs that Growl, Snap and Bite: Resource Guarders

Does your dog growl when you try to take away a stolen object? Or react when you try to take away his 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 dogs 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.

small dog barking

Reactive Rover

Do you have a dog that gets worked up at the sight of new dogs, people, or objects? Do they bark, lunge, and pull on leash? This webinar is for you! It will provide both new and experienced dog owners with all of the basic information needed to assist with navigating life with a reactive dog. Learn about what reactivity it is, what it looks like, what walking tools you can use, training tips and much more!

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

Cost: $10

Register Now

For more information about our seminars, and/or to be added to the waitlist, please email programs@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166, ext. 298.

PET WELLNESS: PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE FOR PETS

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING… A NEW PET!

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.