Preparing Pets for a New Baby
Too often, dog and cat owners give up their pets to shelter because they are concerned about the safety of their infants. Land O'Licks wants to help keep families together by providing this educational workshop to help you learn strategies for successfully introducing your new baby to your pet. The workshop offers lecture by dog trainer Kate Anders and veterinarian Grant Gugisberg, DVM, followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Please leave your pet at home--this event is for people only. All attendees will receive a free copy of the American Humane Association's book, Pet Meets Baby.
Woof Central is just off crosstown on Penn Avenue.
Pretty Good Dog;
Dogs & Storks
Kate Anders of Pretty Good Dog is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed, AKC CGC evaluator, and Midwest Regional Rep for the Family Paws Parent Education Programs (Dogs & Storks and The Dog & Baby Connection). She is also a licensed Be A Tree dog safety educator and specializes in working with new, expecting and growing families with dogs addressing everything from basic manner to bite prevention, and trick training to behavior modification. Learn more about Kate by visiting www.PrettyGoodDog.com
Dogs & Storks is the internationally renowned parent education program for expecting families with dogs. This 2-hour group workshop is designed to help you plan and prepare for baby's arrival, specifically with your dog(s) in mind. Learn basic dog body language, how to handle the homecoming, critical safety tips and much more. Life with kids and dogs can come with many challenges and may seem daunting at first. Let us help you get off to a great start, decrease stress and increase harmony in your home by preparing with Dogs & Storks. Learn more about the program at www.familypaws.com.
Still not sure if this program is right for you? If you live with dogs and are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, a grandparent/aunt/uncle who has infants visit, a childcare provider, a childbirth educator, in the adoption process, or just care about infant & dog issues - this program is applicable and valuable. Even experienced dog enthusiasts will be sure to learn something new!
Grant Gugisberg, DVM
Parkview Cat Clinic
"Dr. Grant" Grant Gugisberg, a St. Paul native, is a 1991 graduate of the University of Minnesota - College of Veterinary Medicine. He lectures nationwide on feline health and behavior topics in shelter cats for American Humane, Petfinder.com and Petco Foundation and has participated on national roundtable discussions regarding Feline upper respiratory tract infections.
Clinical interests are internal medicine, upper respiratory disease and whole life behavioral issues. As part of his practice he operates a referral cat behavior service doing both in clinic and in home consultations.
Dr. Grant lives his wife Heidi, 3 cats (Oskar, Mr. Peabody, and Chester), a Labrador named Nigel and 20 laying hens. Activities include hockey, travel, cooking, fishing and gardening including vegetables, dahlias and gladiolus.
Dr. Gugisberg is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, Fellow of the AAFP and past member of the St. Croix Animal Shelter Animal Care Committee. For more information about Parkview Cat Clinic, go to http://www.parkviewcatclinic.com.