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Dogs & Storks: Preparing the Family Dog for Life with Baby

Dogs & StorksTM offers positive, practical, and fun solutions to challenges that may arise when a family with a dog adds a baby to the household. This two-hour workshop is bursting with tips and information that gets families started immediately in preparing for life with a dog and a baby under one roof. Participants explore the subtle language of dogs, ways to include their dog before and after baby arrives, and many more tips and ideas that help with a smooth transition. Classes are held at The Winnipeg Humane Society (45 Hurst Way). Although it is a 2-hour session, we allow extra time for the many questions participants have afterward.

Visit the official Dogs & Storks TM website for on-going support, a blog and more.

Instructor: Dr. Renee Will, CPDT-KA, Two Brown Dogs Canine Consultants.

Fee: $30 per person

(Please leave your furry family member at home)

Upcoming Classes:

Thursday: March 21, 2019 – 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: June 20, 2019 – 7 – 9:00 p.m.

Please note: Booking tool only books one person at a time. Please complete the booking process for each participant.

Or call 204-982-3555


Pet First AidPet First Aid

This “paws-on” course is designed to give you the necessary information you need to respond to a life-threatening emergency involving your dog or cat. Every pet lover should know the following:

  • How to approach a sick or injured animal
  • Safe restraint and transport
  • Recognition and assessment of an emergency involving your pet
  • Rescue breathing and CPR
  • Responding to choking, shock, and severe bleeding
  • And more!

Fee: $65 per person

This fee includes a pet first aid textbook. Pet First Aid Kits can be purchased for $39.99 at the WHS Gift Shop.
Space is limited, so pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

ALL CLASSES are NON-REFUNDABLE. Once booked a class may be rescheduled up until Noon, two business days before the class for an additional fee of $20.

(Please leave your furry family member at home)

Upcoming Classes:

Saturday: December 15, 2018 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please note: Booking tool only books one person at a time. Please complete the booking process for each participant.

Or call 204-982-3555


dog megaphoneWhat Is My Dog Saying? Understanding Canine Communication

Dogs are talking to us all the time. Unfortunately most of us do not speak dog.

Misinterpreting, misunderstanding and just plain missing the cues may lead to a dog’s behaviour becoming more inappropriate as he struggles to manage his environment. His dog way of managing things does not always fit situations in which we expect our dogs to be successful.

What is My Dog Saying?  helps you better understand what your canine friends are saying to each other, other animals, and you. The result? You and your dog are more likely to be ‘on the same page’, resulting in better adoption matches, more effective training, wiser decisions about dog park and daycare play and an enhanced ability to help your dog in stressful situations.

Class is held in The WHS classroom, located at 45 Hurst Way. Note: this class is for humans only!

Instructor: Dr. Renee Will, CPDT-KA, Two Brown Dogs Canine Consultants

Fee: $20 per person

Upcoming classes:

Thursday: January 24, 2019 – 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: May 23, 2019 – 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Please note: Booking tool only books one person at a time. Please complete the booking process for each participant.

Or call 204-982-3555


Dogs & Toddlers

There might not be anything cuter than a toddler with a puppy or dog, but precautions must be taken. What at first might seem like a fun play session could turn into a dangerous situation for either your child or dog.

Dogs & ToddlersT is ideal for families with dogs and babies who are soon to be crawling or walking. The transition to baby moving can be difficult for your dog and sometimes families are caught off guard when a dog that seems to have been comfortable with baby starts becoming uncomfortable with changes associated with their baby’s development.

Workshop Outline:

  • Must-know information for parents who have toddler-aged children and dogs
  • Answers to your questions about toddlers and safety
  • Must-know information for parents who have toddler-aged children and dogs
  • Advice about common trouble spots between toddlers and dogs in a home
  • Practical solutions, from do-it-yourself techniques to hands-on help
  • Insight into how your changing family dynamics may affect your dog

Class is held in The WHS classroom, located at 45 Hurst Way. Note: this class is for humans only!

Instructor: Dr. Renee Will, CPDT-KA, Two Brown Dogs Canine Consultants

Fee: $30 per person

Upcoming classes:
Thursday: April 18, 2019 – 7 – 9:00 p.m.

Please note: Booking tool only books one person at a time. Please complete the booking process for each participant.

Or call 204-982-3555