Love your dog but not all his behavior? Ever wonder why your best four-legged friend does those things anyway? Join Willamette Humane Society for PETtalks, our monthly lecture series! Come and learn why dogs bark, dig, and jump on guests, as well as other frustrating (and sometimes disgusting) behaviors such as destroying things, eating poo and more.
Hear from shelter Behavior Program Manger Catherine Comden, CPDT-KA, on common problematic behaviors dog owners might face, as well as how to address them at home. The event happens on Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. The lectures are held in the WHS Education Hall and there is a $5 suggested donation.
About Our Speaker: Catherine Comden, CPDT-KA
Named “the dog lady” by peers in grammar school, Catherine Comden, CPDT-KA first became a California licensed veterinary technician, then finished a BA in Psychology while doing undergraduate research on the human-canine bond at the University of Montana.
After that, she was recruited by the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to develop the ABC puppy school, to assist during veterinary behavior consultations and to help create and instruct the Purdue DOGS! behavior modification course for veterinary staff.
Catherine is now an adjunct faculty member at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon and instructor for the state’s only community college level professional dog trainer certification preparation program which began in Fall 2014.