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We're serious about community education. We offer lots of free sessions, in collaboration with the Humane Society of Jefferson County and other organizations, on a variety of topics. Click the titles below to learn more about each type of session. See you out in the community!

Let's go for a walk!

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County frequently hold free sessions on how to teach polite leash manners, at locations ranging from the new shelter building to the Watertown Tractor Supply store. In addition to the training sessions, participants will have a chance to discuss their dog's behavior with Alli Jerger and Danielle Bartz, behavioral trainers for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic. See you there!

What is your dog saying?

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County are co-sponsoring this free workshop on understanding dog body language. Each session will allow lots of time for questions and discussion. Children are welcome! Sessions will be presented by Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.

 

Fears and Phobias

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County periodically offer a free discussion session on understanding fear in dogs, and how to help your dog conquer his/her fears. Past sessions have been hosted by Water House Bistro and Bad Dog Frida. Sessions are presented by Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County are offering a free series to help you decide what kind of dog or puppy is right for your family, and how to best prepare for your new potential family member. Each session will allow lots of time for questions and discussion. Children are welcome! Sessions will be presented by Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.

Each year, Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County offer a free workshop for people and their dogs to beat the winter blues! Join us for a day of tricks, games and dog-focused fun, at locations ranging from the new shelter building to the Watertown Tractor Supply store. Participants will also have a chance to discuss their dog's behavior with our behavioral trainers, Alli Jerger and Danielle Bartz.

Would you like fries with that?

Ten years ago, your veterinarian might have encouraged you to declaw your cat or kitten at the time of spay/neuter surgery. These days, our clinic will work hard to talk you out of it. Why the switch? Come find out! Join our veterinarians, technicians, and behaviorist, and staff from the Humane Society of Jefferson County, for a free panel discussion on Alternatives to Declawing.

The Worms Crawl In...

There are dozens of parasite control products on the market, and they all work differently. Does your cat go outside? Does your dog go for walks by the lake? Are there bird feeders in your yard? Is your cat a great mouser? Are your small children potentially at risk? Your pets' lifestyle is the deciding factor for what kinds of preventives you need to keep them safe and healthy. Join CVT Kelly Smart for this fun workshop on common pet parasites, and how to choose the right products.

And baby makes 5!

Just as couples prepare for their baby’s arrival by taking childbirth classes and by practicing their diapering, holding and feeding skills with a friend’s baby, there are ways to help a pet prepare for the new family member. Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County annually sponsor this workshop, taught by behaviorist Mittsy Voiles and technician Kaley Fuchs.

Teach a great recall!

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County annually sponsor this free workshop on how to teach your dog to come when called, even under distraction. The workshop will be held at locations ranging from the new shelter building to the Watertown Tractor Supply store. In addition to the training sessions, participants will have a chance to discuss their dog's behavior with Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist, and Alli Jerger, Dog Trainer. Children are welcome. Come have fun with your dog!

Four on the Floor

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County occasionally hold free sessions on how to teach your dog not to jump up on people, at locations around Jefferson County, including the Watertown Tractor Supply store. In addition to the training sessions, participants will have a chance to discuss their dog's behavior with Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic. Children are welcome. Come have fun with your dog!

Brunch with Dr. Deanna and Mittsy

Is it "behavioral" or "medical"? Every day we have at least one client say, "well, my cat/dog has been doing this (insert weird/frustrating behavior here) recently, but I'm sure it's just behavioral". Very few situations with pets are ever JUST medical or JUST behavioral. Come join us to learn more.

Dog's Day Out

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County held a free day of fun for people and their dogs, at the Watertown Tractor Supply store. In addition to tricks, games and dog-focused fun, participants had a chance to discuss their dog's behavior with Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic. Stay tuned for future Dog's Day Out events!

Separation Anxiety

Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County periodically offer a free discussion session on what separation anxiety is, and is not, as well as how to help dogs who struggle with being alone. Water House Bistro hosted a previous session, presented by Mittsy Voiles, Behavioral specialist for Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.