Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Please refer to the calendar below to see our upcoming canine and feline behavior workshops. To view the workshop descriptions, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Events in September 2020

  • There are no events scheduled during this period.

When you click the booking button, if you do not see the workshop you are interested in registering for, this means the workshop is FULL. Please keep checking back in case a spot opens up, and in the meantime let us know which workshop you were unable to get into by filling out this brief survey.

Workshop Descriptions

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Puppy Parenting Workshop is designed for guardians of puppies up to 16 weeks of age. Puppy parents-to-be are also welcome! The goal of this one-hour workshop is to celebrate the fun journey you’ve embarked upon while helping you understand the importance of positive socialization efforts and opportunities to raise a well-adjusted dog. Developmental milestones, puppy behavior, training tools, and environmental enrichment will be discussed. We’ll help you plan your socialization strategies, demonstrate products that can pacify your puppy when you need him to settle, and help you begin to recognize when your puppy may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or bored.

The following topics will be included:

  • Suggestions for positive socialization opportunities
  • Puppy biting and mouthy behavior
  • Crate training/housetraining
  • Developmental stages for puppies and young adults
  • How to create a healthy playtime/naptime routine
  • Suggestions of safe and fun toys and activities for puppies
  • Body handling exercises

You will receive a booklet called “Crash Course in Puppy Parenting” and your instructor will encourage you to enroll your puppy in classes such as Puppy Prep School, or our play-based Puppy Socials.

This class is for humans only (please leave your puppy at home)! All other (human) family members are welcome!

If you recently adopted an animal who during their shelter stay was enrolled in HSBV’s behavior modification program for dogs receiving support related to their behavior toward or relationship with other dogs, then this workshop is for you. Additionally, if you’re just curious about this topic or share your home with an animal experiencing issues related to dog compatibility, you are welcome to sign up and join us!
This workshop is intended to provide an overview about what is known about this topic and to help you to better understand and be able to support your dog. This workshop is for humans only. For individual support please consider scheduling a private behavior consultation in addition to attending this workshop.

If you recently adopted an animal who during their shelter stay was enrolled in HSBV’s behavior modification program for dogs experiencing fear, generalized anxiety, noise phobia or who originated from a mill, hoarding or seizure, this workshop is for you. Additionally, if you’re just curious about these conditions or share your home with an animal experiencing issues related to these topics, you are welcome to sign up and join us!

This workshop is intended to provide an overview about what is known about these topics and to help you to better understand and be able to support your dog. This workshop is for humans only. For individual support please consider scheduling a one-on-one behavior consultation in addition to attending this workshop.

If you recently adopted an animal who during their shelter stay was enrolled in HSBV’s behavior modification program “Train-iac!” this workshop is for you. Additionally, if you’re just curious about canine enrichment or share your home with an animal who would benefit from additional mental stimulation, you are welcome to sign up and join us!

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of potential enrichment activities and to provide guidance on where to start. This workshop is for humans only. For individual support please consider scheduling a one-on-one behavior consultation in addition to attending this workshop.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Kitten Parenting Workshop is designed for guardians of kittens (and cats!) of any age. Kitten parents-to-be are also welcome! The goal of this one-hour workshop is to celebrate the fun journey you’ve embarked upon while helping you understand the importance of positive socialization efforts and opportunities to raise a well-adjusted cat. Developmental milestones, kitten behavior, training tools, and environmental enrichment will be discussed. We’ll help you plan your socialization strategies, demonstrate products that could save your couches and sanity, and help you begin to recognize when your kitten may be feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or bored.

The following topics will be included:

  • Suggestions for positive socialization opportunities
  • How to set your kitten up for litter box success
  • Kitten-proofing your home
  • All things enrichment
  • Appropriate scratching and climbing opportunities
  • Crate training for veterinary success

This class is for humans only (please leave your kitten at home)! All other (human) family members are welcome!

If you recently adopted a cat who during their shelter stay was enrolled in HSBV’s behavior modification program for cats experiencing litter box challenges, this workshop is for you. Additionally, if you’re just curious about this condition or share your home with an animal experiencing issues related to this topic, you are welcome to sign up and join us!

This workshop is intended to provide an overview about what is known about inappropriate elimination and to help you to better understand and be able to support your cat. This workshop is for humans only. For individual support please consider scheduling a one-on-one behavior consultation in addition to attending this workshop.

If you recently adopted an animal who during their shelter stay was enrolled in HSBV’s behavior modification program Cat-hlete!, this workshop is for you. Additionally, if you’re just curious about feline enrichment or share your home with a cat or kitten who would benefit from additional mental stimulation, you are welcome to sign up and join us!

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of potential enrichment activities and to provide guidance on where to start. This workshop is for humans only. For individual support please consider scheduling a one-on-one behavior consultation in addition to attending this workshop. For more information on one-on-one behavior consultations for kittens and cats, please visit: https://training.boulderhumane.org/one-on-one/