October 21, 2021

Make a Dog's Day

A full day of workshops and webinars to Make your Dog's Day!

Join Berkeley Humane and Subaru on October 21, 2021 to celebrate your furry best friend, and learn how to make their lives brighter! All workshops and webinars are free, but registration is required. All workshops are in Pacific Time.

8:00 AM PT   |  How to Make Your Dog Happy (According to Science)

Learn how to make your dog happier, less likely to have behaviour issues, and more likely to have a great relationship with you! We will share lots of tips to improve the human-animal bond and explain the fun science that backs them up. Presented by Zazie Todd, PhD, pet behaviour expert and award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.

10:00 AM PT   |  Don’t Bite the Boss! Getting your pet ready for the workplace

Going back to your pet friendly workplace? Learn why preparation and some special training is important to make sure your dog has fun (and does not get fired)! Presented by Nancy Frensley, Berkeley Humane’s Senior Training Manager.

12:00 PM PT   |  Integrating Training Tricks into your Daily Walks

Do you want to entertain the neighborhood kids? Perhaps build confidence in a shy dog? Learn to control an unruly dog? Using this new approach to create structure in your daily walks can help a wide spectrum of temperament types. Presented by Francis Metcalf, dog behavior expert and founder of the Canine Circus School in Oakland.

2:00 PM PT   |  Pet Photography Tips and Tricks

Amazing pet photos on Instagram don’t just happen! Learn insider secrets from a professional including key tricks for framing, lighting, and snapping pictures with attention-getting adorableness. Your Instagram friends will be thoroughly impressed! Presented by Mark Rogers, one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after pet photographers.

4:00 PM PT   |  How Does Your Dog Learn Best?

A trained dog is a happy dog because with training comes confidence, but how does your dog take in information? Dogs learn in a variety of ways, often similar ways as people! To ensure a lifetime of reinforcing positive behavior, you must first understand how your dog thinks and learns. Presented by Carly Skonnord, Berkeley Humane’s Pet Program Manager.

6:00 PM PT   |  Separation! Tips on returning to the office for you and your pet

Are you returning to the office?  Schedule changes can be difficult on pets and their people. Preparing now will help you and your dog successfully adjust to a new routine. Presented by Nancy Frensley, Berkeley Humane’s Senior Training Manager.

about make a dog's day

As part of Subaru Loves Pets month, the car company with a lifetime commitment to loving pets has created another way to make a difference. By establishing National Make A Dog’s Day, Subaru and its retailers invite dog lovers to do something special for their dogs and have sponsored a nationwide effort to help shelter dogs find loving homes—with a special emphasis on shelter dogs with special needs.

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Train the Bay

Can’t get enough? We offer dog training classes year-round! From Puppy Kindergarten, Canine Good Citizen to Scentwork, we have the class for you.

More Ways to Make a Dog's Day

One of the best ways to Make a Dog’s Day is to give a shelter dog a loving home. Adopt a dog or sponsor an adoption to Make a Dog’s Day!

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