500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6938

We're pleased to host free talks on a range of animal care topics. 

Lecture Series

Upcoming Events 

"I Know How You Feel...Understanding and Solving your Cat Behavior Problems"
Led by Rachel Geller, Ed.D.
2:00-3:30 p.m., including Q&A and book signing
September 14
Hopkinton Public Library

Rachel Geller, Ed.D. will address common cat behavior concerns, including litter box issues, environmental stressors, not using the scratching post, aggression/territorial issues and multi-cat households. After the seminar, Rachel will be available to answer your individual questions as well as signing copies of her new book, "Saving the World, One Cat at a Time." Rachel will be donating half of the proceeds from her book sales to Baypath Humane Society.

Rachel S. Geller, Ed.D., is a Certified Humane Education Specialist and a Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist through the Humane Society of the United States.

Reserve your spot today!

Pet CPR & Pet Health
Led Boston West Veterinary Criticalist Dr. Adrienne Felix
10:00-11:30 a.m., including Q&A
September 28
Boston West Veterinary, Natick

Discover important first aid for your cats and dogs and hear about top health risk factors that will help you best care for them, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Felix.

Reserve your spot today!

Help for Fearful and Shy Dogs
Led by Certified Professional Dog Trainer Deb Jacobs
10:00-11:30 a.m., including Q&A
October 6
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
 
In this seminar, Deb Jacobs will help pet owners understand, live with, and train fearful dogs. This talk will cover:

* Why some dogs are afraid
* What fear looks like
* Common myths and misunderstandings
* How to handle a fearful dog
* Training concepts and techniques
* Games and activities
* Medications, supplements, and other calming aids
* Working with dogs with few social skills 
 
Reserve your spot today!

Thank you to Middlesex Savings Bank for sponsoring our latest lecture series. 

Events Recordings and Slides

We were fortunate to have Certified Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer Kim Melanson of Dingo Dog Studio join us for a special presentation. Kim shared why early socialization is important to our puppy's well-being, shared fun socialization activities for your pup, as well as how to set your new puppy up for success.

Read the slides.

 

We're excited to report that there was a packed house for our recent "Click to Calm" talk, led by Canine Behavior Training Consultant Emma Parsons, who provided invaluable guidance for humanely and effectively helping dogs who are anxious or reactive to people or other dogs.

Watch the video.

 

positive reinforcement training talkThank you to Nance Moran and Dana Langley from Life is Dog, Inc. for joining us for a free talk on overcoming common dog behavior challenges. The session was jam packed with helpful tips on applying positive reinforcement (treats and praise), which is a proven method for encouraging positive behaviors in our dogs.

 Watch the video.

 

We were thrilled to have a full house for our recent talk on dog behavior, led by renowned animal behaviorist Kelley Bollen, MS, CABC. As the owner and director of Animal Alliances, LLC, Kelley consults with pet owners and shelters to improve the lives of companion animals. She spoke about common dog behavior issues such as barking and jumping, provided practical strategies for addressing them, and answered questions about specific dog issues. 

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We were honored to have Stephanie Harris, Massachusetts State Director for the Humane Society of the US, join us for a discussion about hot legislative topics in Massachusetts. She shared what each of us can do to help create a more humane society right here in the Commonwealth.

Watch the video.

 

A special thank you!

We're grateful to Middlesex Savings Bank and the Humane Society of the US for sponsoring our recent talks, to the Hopkinton Community Center and the Hopkinton Public Library for hosting us, and to our friends at HCAM for recording the Lecture Series.