Science Pub Portland: Beyond The Woof: What Your Dog is Actually Saying
Beyond The Woof: What Your Dog is Actually Saying
with Liz Everling, Director of Animal Care and Behavior for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and Valerie Peck, Animal Behavior Manager for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
APR 4, 7-9PM | Doors @ 6PM | Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation
Your dog talks to you, but do you really know what it’s saying? Understanding canine body language is the first step in a more harmonious relationship with your dog. And when we understand what our dogs are saying with their bodies, we can help them more comfortably navigate our human world, connect with them more deeply, and prevent the occurrence of unwanted behavior.
In this lecture, Humane Society of Southwest Washington staff will help you:
- Gain an in-depth understanding of dog-to-person canine communication
- Examine how canine emotions drive behavior
- Explore emotion as the root cause of most canine behavior
- Better understand the rich emotional needs of your dog
Liz Everling is the Director of Animal Care and Behavior for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. She has had the opportunity to work in various roles and fields within Animal Welfare for the last 16 years and is driven by a passion for education, animal advocacy and strengthening the human-animal bond. She completed her degree in Biology from Cal Poly State University with concentrations in Animal Behavior and Zoology. Through continuing education and experience, she has developed a strong background in companion animal behavior and is taking her CPDT exam this year.
Valerie Peck is the Animal Behavior Manager for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Currently, she focuses her time on canine behavior but will be taking on feline behavior in the coming year. Her role provides behavior support for dogs coming into the shelter as well as for people and pets in our community. She creates behavior modification and enrichment plans and works with a team of staff and volunteers to carry them out. Valerie is also very involved with providing continuing education for staff, volunteers and community members. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Whole Dog Academy Graduate. Valerie also regularly attends behavior conferences to continue to expand her knowledge on how to best support the dogs and people in our community.
If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance via the link above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Masks are optional but highly recommended for all guests.
Limited capacity – the theater is limited to 50% capacity or 150 guests.
There is an air filtration system in the theater.
To guarantee a seat at this event, we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. Please show your ticket at the check-in table in front of the theater upon arrival.
We will always have tickets available at the door. They are first-come, first-served and admission will remain a suggested donation.
Yes, OMSI’s restaurant, Theory will be open with pizza and salads. The bar will be open to guests that are 21+. No outside food or drink is allowed.