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Behavior Seminars

Hard to Handle Behaviors and Reactivity in Dogs

May 16th 6:15-7:30pm

Each individual reacts differently to his or her environmental constrains. Knowing how to handle reactivity, mouthing, and other behaviors induced by frustration can make a big difference in whether or not the behaviors persist. Teaching alternative behaviors that are more appropriate is also important in maintaining their behaviors.


Common Behavior Problems with Cats

June 13th 6:15-7:30pm

Shelter cat inhibit natural behaviors under stress. How to approach stressed cats make a big difference in how we can help them better adjust to new environments.


All seminars are held at the Humane Society of West Michigan

3077 Wilson Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, 49534

$10 suggested donation

Please pre-register by emailing [email protected]


Presenter: Namiko Ota-Noveskey, MS, CPDT

Director of Behavior and Animal Care


Bark in the Dark

Join us for the 4th Annual Bark in the Dark on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Riverside Park! This dog friendly glow-in-the-dark 5k fun run/walk is a great time for the whole family! Find out more and register today at