Day Packed with Fun Ways to Make a Dog’s Day October 22nd

Join Berkeley Humane and Subaru for National Make a Dog’s Day, a fun-filled series of free workshops that celebrate the relationship we have with our dogs.

October 7th, 2020

Contact: Morgan Pulleyblank 
Director of Development & Communications  

BERKELEY, Calif. –  Today the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) announced a whole day of programming to celebrate the relationship that we have with our dogs. From training tips and tricks, to the science of dogs loving their people, and even how to take better photos of your pet, there’s something for everyone on Thursday, October 22nd.  

In conjunction with Subaru Loves Pets Month and their Make a Dog’s Day holiday, Berkeley Humane is lifting up the underdog and celebrating the love that we share with our dogs.

“Many of us are home more and spending time around our pets, but are we better pet parents then before COVID-19?” asked Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. “We have put together a day of experts to help you bond with your pets in a way you did not think possible.”

Experts include Clive Wynn, University of Arizona professor and author of the book Dog is Love; Mark Rogers, award-winning San Francisco pet photographer; Nancy Frensley, Berkeley Humane’s Head Trainer with over 30 years of training experience; Carly Skonnord, Berkeley Humane’s Pet Program Manager and behavior expert; Susan Solomon, Dog Trainer and scentwork expert, and Dee Iaroli, experienced group trainer.

“At Subaru, we have a long-standing commitment to loving pets,” stated Ryan Fleming, Marketing Zone Manager. “That’s why we have partnered with Berkeley Humane to create an entire day of new opportunities to bond with your pet.”

All courses are free. Donations are welcome. Preregistration is required. Register for these live presentations at

The whole schedule includes:

Join Berkeley Humane’s expert trainers to learn how to get your dog doing some new tricks! Every play session can be a training moment, and you can have fun while you’re training. You will get a chance to ask about your dog’s challenging moments, and get personalized advice for you and your four-legged friend!

What is your dog trying to tell you? Join Berkeley Humane’s behavior expert Carly Skonnord to learn the most common behavior “tells” that reveal what your dog is really thinking! Then, learn tips and tricks for introducing a new dog or cat into your family.

Join Clive Wynne, dog behavior expert and Professor at the University of Arizona, in an interactive webinar about the love that dogs have for their people. He’s proven it that your dog does love you – hear how and why!

Berkeley Humane staff will teach you to have more fun with your dog at home – by making toys, by having engaging puzzle activities, and even by baking some treats at home!

Our camera rolls are full of photos of our furry friends. Join Mark Rogers, San Fransisco-based pet photographer, to learn the tricks with framing, lighting, and attention-getting to up your photography game. Your Instagram friends will be so impressed!

Join Berkeley Humane trainers in an interactive session to get the answers to your behavior and training questions! Have something you’re wondering about? Or a specific thing you want to do with your dog? This is the session for you!

Who: The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane)
What: Make A Dog’s Day – Free Virtual Training and Activities
When: Thursday, October 22, 2020.  
Where: Online – register at
Why: Provide an opportunity to be the best possible pet parent

For more information about Berkeley Humane, please visit
With its origins dating back to 1895, today Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of a dedicated and talented volunteer and staff team, Berkeley Humane intakes animals from municipals shelters around the Bay Area who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, enrichment and lots of love. Last year Berkeley Humane conducted over 1,000 adoptions and touched almost 1,000 additional pets through related services

For more information about Subaru Loves Pets, please visit About Subaru Love PromiseThe Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations – to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it. 

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $190 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

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